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July 6, 2012 1:17:37 AM

So I'm upgrading my CPU, Mobo, RAM, HDD, and getting a new case.

CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 289.99

Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 139.99

RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 46.99

HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 119.99

CASE - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 119.99

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Entire Package - 716.95
+Tax - 768.93
+Shipping - 777.18
Grand Total - 777.18

Do you think my current PSU can handle all of this? It's a 600Watt Xigmatic (Bronze), if you need any other info, like rail voltages, just ask.
July 6, 2012 1:20:58 AM

I believe your 600watt can handle it.
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a c 214 à CPUs
July 6, 2012 1:23:30 AM

It would help to know what your video card is, but with just what's listed the psu will have no problem , it all depends on what your video card is.
July 6, 2012 5:28:07 AM

inzone said:
It would help to know what your video card is, but with just what's listed the psu will have no problem , it all depends on what your video card is.


Oh yeah, can't believe I forgot that, haha.
It's an nVidia GTS 450.
I don't think it uses THAT much power.
a c 531 à CPUs
July 6, 2012 12:16:45 PM

600 watt will run it with no problem.
a c 214 à CPUs
July 6, 2012 4:48:25 PM

rccola2424 said:
Oh yeah, can't believe I forgot that, haha.
It's an nVidia GTS 450.
I don't think it uses THAT much power.



It's not that the video card uses that much power but it's the fact that everything that's connected to the power supply is useing power and it all adds up. In this case the video card is not an issue when you add up what you have and the 600w psu will be able to power everything that you have. You aklso have to take into account any overclocking if any and when gaming intense game will make the video card and cpu draw more power. Again in you case you have enough for that as well because the psu is 600w.
July 6, 2012 11:01:02 PM

I know that I probably should've asked this in the original post, but I forgot.
Any suggestions on parts I could save money on? Parts you would personally change for something else? (e.g. Different brand of RAM,different mobo, i5 CPU, etc.)
a c 214 à CPUs
July 6, 2012 11:24:08 PM

The thing is that we don't know what your using the computer for and at this point I can't see any reason to upgrade the cpu to a 2600k and have a GTX 450 video card. What is the purpose of this upgrade and what are you using the computer for?
a c 214 à CPUs
July 6, 2012 11:43:03 PM

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
$219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
$46.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$79.99 and a $10 rebate makes the final price $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Your original selections come up to $716.95 and the selections here come to $556.95 which is a difference of $163 so if you could tell me what your total budget is I can get you a decent video card suggestion to go with these parts and then you would have a complete upgrade. I also need to know what you have for a power supply.
a c 214 à CPUs
July 6, 2012 11:52:25 PM

MSI R7770 PE1GD5/OC Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
$149.99 and a $30 rebate makes the final price $119.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
59.99 and a $10 rebate makes the final price $49.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Now with these two components and $13 more than what your original list cost you can have all the parts that I have listed including the video card and psu. The total is $729.93.
a b à CPUs
July 7, 2012 12:23:44 AM

Strongly recommend staying with your original thought on the WD black and not going to the WD green drive to save $20. I've used both in PCs and will never use green drive again (except in external USB mount). The boot time difference in favor of black over green was really obvious.
July 7, 2012 1:56:41 AM

inzone said:
The thing is that we don't know what your using the computer for and at this point I can't see any reason to upgrade the cpu to a 2600k and have a GTX 450 video card. What is the purpose of this upgrade and what are you using the computer for?


Well, I use it for gaming mostly. Really, I don't need the best GPU; I'm more of a gameplay over graphics kind of guy. But the problem is, my current computer is running a Pentium 4 single core @ 2.9 GHz with 3GB of RAM, on some old motherboard I can't even name. I can just barely run GTA IV at the lowest possible settings, with still getting some horrid frame rates [around 10-15fps]. I really need to upgrade the muscle of the computer, I'll look at Graphics cards at some later point, probably a few months from now, so for now, CPU/RAM is my current point of interest. As for the HDD, I right now have a very slow 160 GB that only has ~5GB left on it.

Also, additional PSU information here:
http://www.xigmatek.com/product.php?productid=38&type=s...
(Couldn't find it on New Egg anymore)
a c 214 à CPUs
July 7, 2012 2:53:20 AM

With a gaming computer the single most important component is the video card and if you want to improve your game play performance then you have to address the video card and if you go and upgrade the cpu and other parts and not the video card you will not notice ant improvement.
In your original list of components you were going to spend $716 and I went and switched components to different ones but still being an upgrade and for $729 you can get a complete upgrade with a video card and power supply included and you don't want to go with it? Well it's your computer nd your money so I guess your going to do it your way. Good luck with your upgrade , I hope things work out for you.
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