PC Upgrade for Multiplay i46

Hey people!

Am not new to PC building - so not a complete novice. But would just like some advice on the best components to buy at a low price.

Basically, I have a home built system that i have upgraded over the years. Im going to i46 in August and so my deadline is for that (23rd August). My PC isnt an old haggard setup - but it is a bit dated now and hence my crave for an upgrade.

Have been looking on OCUK and Novatech at their gaming bundles was heading towards AMD/ATI bundle as they are effectively the same company now and so i presume performance would be better than getting an Intel/ATI or AMD/Nvidia bundle. However, i spoke to someone from Novatech and they said that they dont see AMD as "High End" any more (was enquiring as to why they only did Intel i3, i5 and i7 bundles). Is this true? Have AMD backed out of the performance race and just let Intel rule all?

Approximate Purchase Date: Before 23rd August
Budget Range: £250/£300 (need to buy a gfx card separate to this)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games (Up to date games)
Parts Not Required: Just need Mobo, Ram, Proc atm
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: OCUK, Novatech, Scan and any other sites that are good/cheap
Country: England
Parts Preferences: No preferences really - Whatever is most compatible
Overclocking: Dont dabbled in Overclocking yet as i dont want to fly my components
SLI or Crossfire: Hah, if i could afford it yes!
Monitor Resolution: 1280 x 1024
Additional Comments: Thanks for taking the time to read this!

Thanks again! :pt1cable:
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  1. Also, i am currently at work. So when i get home il post a spec of my current system so that people can give me more accurate suggestions!
  2. Here is my System setup

    --------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Computer Type: ACPI x64-based PC
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
    OS Service Pack: Service Pack 1
    Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
    DirectX: DirectX 11.0
    Computer Name: DREADDY-PC
    User Name: Dreaddy
    Logon Domain: Dreaddy-PC
    Date / Time: 2012-06-27 / 07:44

    CPU Type: QuadCore AMD Phenom X4 Black Edition 9850, 2485 MHz (12.5 x 199)
    Motherboard Name: Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD3P (2 PCI, 3 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
    Motherboard Chipset: AMD 790X, AMD K10
    System Memory: 4096 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
    DIMM3: OCZ Reaper HPC OCZ2RPR8002G 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (6-6-6-18 @ 400 MHz) (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz)
    DIMM4: OCZ Reaper HPC OCZ2RPR8002G 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (6-6-6-18 @ 400 MHz) (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz)
    BIOS Type: Award Modular (09/16/09)
    Communication Port: Communications Port (COM1)

    Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 (1024 MB)
    3D Accelerator: nVIDIA GeForce GTS 250

    Thanks for reading! :hello:
  3. Nobody have any suggestions i take it?!
  4. AMD is not the path to go if you have a crave for an upgrade. You could do a few things here.

    Since your processor is a Black Edition, you could overclock it. The new AMD stuff it definitely not worth getting. The Intel stuff nowadays is so much better is renders most new AMD stuff worthless.
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