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July 29, 2012 1:22:26 PM

Hello everyone. I apologize in advance if i posted in the wrong section. Now to continue with my question, this is my current PC http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I would like to know if my chasis is big enough to upgrade my video card, processor, motherboard and ram. Also i'd like to know if its too old to even upgrade.
Here are the parts i want to add in

video card: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

processor: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

mother board: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Ram: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

If i cannot upgrade with these parts can you please refer me to parts that are just as good that i can upgrade too?

P.S also tell me how much watts of Powersupply i'll need. (Im guessing no less than 700watts)

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a c 104 B Homebuilt system
a c 1411 U Graphics card
a c 1163 V Motherboard
July 29, 2012 2:37:20 PM

Your case only accepts mATX motherboards. You can get a cheap mid tower case instead of cramming high power rig into a small mini tower. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
500-600watt quality PSU would be fine for your parts.
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July 29, 2012 3:57:02 PM

rolli59 said:
Your case only accepts mATX motherboards. You can get a cheap mid tower case instead of cramming high power rig into a small mini tower. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
500-600watt quality PSU would be fine for your parts.


Okay thanks! I'm trying to save as much money as possible. Are any parts of my PC re-usable? Perhaps my hard drive (I think 500GB is enough) my power supply is weak ( i think its only 250 watts) I'm pretty sure i'll have to get a newer one...and i got 3gb of ram...i dont suppose i could reuse the ram since i have no clue what type it is. i guess thats about it.
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a c 104 B Homebuilt system
a c 1411 U Graphics card
a c 1163 V Motherboard
July 29, 2012 4:00:47 PM

If optical drive (CD/DVD) and HDD are SATA you can re use them in your new build! Since your ram is DDR3 it works the question is is it worth it.
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July 29, 2012 4:19:56 PM

when making your own custom rig what are some things you can go cheaper on? for example...most games only require 4gbs of ram...so is having 6gbs of ram good enough? or should i go up to 8gbs?
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a c 104 B Homebuilt system
a c 1411 U Graphics card
a c 1163 V Motherboard
July 29, 2012 4:37:07 PM

I recommended 8GB if running a 64bit OS, 32 bit 4GB. Cheaper usually means less performance.
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a c 273 U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
July 29, 2012 4:51:36 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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a b U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
July 29, 2012 7:18:44 PM

gamershouse said:
thanks! will this be able to work with the graphics card i chose and cpu listed above?



It will be able to work with it. And if you are willing to spend all that money on a upgrade, its a smart decision to save a couple of bucks, as the Gigabyte motherboard instead of the Sabertooth one and get a good case, for $50-70 you get pretty good cases with good airflow and decent looking.

Also I guess that you can get a good deal for $220 and better GPU than the HD6950...

Look this one, its as fast a HD6970, uses less power, and runs cooler than the HD6950 that you wanted to buy.


Good luck :) 
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a b V Motherboard
July 29, 2012 7:47:36 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX FX-785A-CNFC Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition 2GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec Gaming Series one illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

That would be my suggested list to you in totality. Theres a CPU cooler so you can overclock if/when you choose too. The GPU is a newer model, the case is a solid budget entry, the PSU is a good one and has a nice rebate on it now (a few of the things have savings/rebates now)



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