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(New Build/Upgrade) Budget around 500$

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June 19, 2012 2:30:25 PM

Budget Range: Around 500$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca, ncix.ca (did business with both and was quite satisfied)

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Not really, but always end up with AMD/Radeon

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: Here is a list of what I have
Case: Antec Nine Hundred
Processor: AMD Phenom 9750 Quad-Core 2.40ghz
Motherboard: Asus m3n-HD/HDMI
Graphics: Sapphire radeon HD 5770
Memory: Kingston DDR2 4x1gb PC2-5300 (333mhz)
Storage: 1tb,500gb,200gb
Mouse, keyboard, ...: No external needed, already have an external network card


Would be happy to re-use part if it's worth it. Would love a SSD for my main windows/games drive. I have a 2tb external for all my media storing/backup.

Looking to update my experience for upcoming online shooters. Mostly playing D3 currently, I got hang up while pushing the game to the max...

Thank you
June 19, 2012 5:08:17 PM

For starters you can certainly reuse your case and hard drives. If you only have $500 skip the SSD for now and use that money for a good GPU like a Radeon 7850.

Here's what I would get - a little over budget but here goes:

PSU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... - Corsair CX600 - $73.99 ($20.00 MIR)
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... - Gigabtye GA-Z77X-D3H - $119.99
CPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... - 3.3GHz Intel Core i3-2120 - $124.99
RAM: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... - Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB - $46.99
Video Card: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... - Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 - $209.99 ($10.00 MIR)

Total: $587.93 - $30.00 MIR = $557.93
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June 20, 2012 2:20:50 PM

Tx it's a good start, I'll try to find out what is my PSU... sadly since it's in the bottom of the case it's written on the other side, the side hard to reach.. any way to see the power from inside the computer?
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June 20, 2012 4:48:45 PM

soulofwar said:
Tx it's a good start, I'll try to find out what is my PSU... sadly since it's in the bottom of the case it's written on the other side, the side hard to reach.. any way to see the power from inside the computer?


There's a sticker on the side of your PSU that contains everything you need to know - manufacturer, manufacturing date, wattage, voltage, certifications, etc - it should look something like this:

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June 20, 2012 9:20:06 PM

Yeah I know that... but since in my case the powersupply is at the bottom the sticker is on the wrong side of teh case... the side that I need to remove the PSU to see it.. why I was wondering if there was any way to see it from a live computer.

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But tx for trying to help me.
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