Gaming upgrade on 775.

How ya doin people, i hope good. Because i want to ask if somebody would help me with new 400$ 775 PC.
I want a nice computer for my nephew for gaming. What he have is 350W, GA-G31M-S2L and GTX 550 TI.

What i want to buy him is :

Kingston 4GB KIT DDR2 1066MHz CL5 HyperX BOX ( I heard about it some good things, but i dont really belive OC on 1600 ).
Western Digital Blue 750GB 64MB
GELID Solutions Tranquillo revize 2
Intel Q9400

His native resolution was 1400x900 if i remember right. What it would run is BF3 ULTRA with 30FPS atleast, on his native resolution.

Is this good purchase or should i buy completely new 1155 computer ?

Thanks and happy holidays !
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  1. so do u have 400$ avaible, for the rest of the system?

    whats ur overall total budget, seems bad to invest in an old socket.
  2. I have 400$ aviable for his "new pc". Or i dont know what do you really mean :)
  3. do u live in the us?
    so i can give u a nice budget build according to ur location.
  4. Nope, i dont live in USA. I live in Middle Europe. But if it ships to Europe, throw it on me :)
  5. PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£70.20 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£64.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£70.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Sound Card: Asus Xonar DGX 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card (£21.89 @ Ebuyer)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer
    Total: £308.24
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-23 17:50 GMT+0000)

    within ur 400$ us budget

    even got u a addin sound-card :)
  6. Yeah for $400 just get a new system.
  7. thats what i recommanded :P

    and he already has a gtx 550ti so no need for a new videocard.
  8. What i ve made in my local shop is.
    - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
    - GELID Solution Tranquillo
    - ASRock 970 Extreme3
    - Patriot Viper 3 Intel Extreme Masters Memory, Limited Edition 8GB 1600
    - CORSAIR VS550, 550W
    - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 - 1TB

    In my prices is it about 450$. But we have christmas, so shuck it :).

    Thank you for help ! Happy holidays
  9. alright enjoy my friend :)
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