I already upgraded the base psu and gfx card so it can actually do 3D stuff without being super laggy. Now that I have more to spend, I'm looking to upgrade into ddr3 and quad core. My biggest concern is whether or not everything will work together and be good buddy or some of it won't be nice and have problems. Also wondering if it will be a big gain or not even noticable. I'll be using window 7 pro 64-bit OS. Already have a 1680x1050 monitor. Looking to SLI sometimes in the future. If I'm missing some vital component please let me know.
Currently cost about $400 (since I already have the gfx and psu), if some of it can be replace by much better part for a small extra price that's nice too wiling to go up to $500.
It costs $397.99 so its pretty good for the price!
Thanks for suggestion but I like the AMD better just personal preference and the bundle is dual core where as I'm looking to upgrade to quad core.
anyone building a new custom computer build should consider SSD as an option. Otherwise, think why are you building a new computer versus waiting a bit to do get more money to do your build.
Also, i question why you would only get 500gb hd, for a small % more you can get much more space.
I've consinder using both a HDD and SSD but the price per gb for SSD is a major factor why I choose not to include one maybe later they have better price I will add, and as for 500gb is plenty for what I'll be using thank you.
I would get a better motherboard if you can afford it you'll thank yourself in the long run especially when it comes to OC that 965BE here my suggestions MOBO:ASUS Sabertooth 990FX - AM3+ - TUF Series - ATX AMD 990FX DDR3 1800 Motherboards http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Sabertooth-990FX-DDR3-Mother...
MOBO:ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Republic of Gamers Series Motherboard http://www.amazon.com/Crosshair-Formula-Republic-Gamers...
If you can't afford either than i would save money until you can but that's just me lol you'll be fine with your current pick it's only a strong suggestion other than that i would worry more about replacing that cooler master PSU yikes just thinking of that thing in my rig scares me no joke cooler master makes allot of top notch products PSU are not one of them though however if it's one of the Enhance models or one of the Silent Pro series those are quite decent the rest are very unreliable . anyway,good luck and most important enjoy!
@Parker88: what's the difference between the Phenom II / Athlon II? and the ram I'm aiming for 1600MHz and the optical drive I was recommended to take at least 24x and the one you posted is 18x, is there a huge difference? thank you.
@bigcyco1: I'll probably switch to the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX - AM3+ knowing it's better. But would you elaborate how it will benefit in the long run. Yes, I'll be getting a [Corsair 750w] whenever I'm ready to SLI, but will it be dangerously so to use this current one or will it hold for a bit? thanks.
edit: looks like 750w is enough if it's from corsair
After few tweaks and changes... this is what I came up with:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Mobo: Asus Sabertooth 990FX ATX AM3+ Motherboard
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
GFX: MSI GeForce GTX 460 SE 1GB Video Card ( +1 I already have to SLI)
Case: Rosewill Future ATX Mid Tower Case
PSU: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
DvD Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer
Went from 400 to 700, just mean I'll need to gather more funds before purchasing or get when they're on good sale, if there's still problems or something not compatible please let me know, thank you.
700 is with SLI, about 450 without but the PSU is in question.