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August 11, 2012 10:05:38 PM

what im gaming with now.
compaq Presario sr1610nx
amd althon 64 4000+ 2.4 ghz
3 gb ram 400 mhz
geforce gtx 470
rockfish 500W

i think anything i buy will be better than this, but im not too sure on that.
thats why im here asking for a bit of advice.

going to use my rockfish 500W PSU and the gtx 470 (gtx 470 for now)

from hours and hours of reading online i came up with this,,

ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $84.99

Athena Power CA-GSB01DA Black 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $19.99

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $29.99
total $235.79 shipped


need MoBo, CPU, RAM, Tower, only

hopefully what i picked out is way better than what i have, and will run games at a good pace.

Approximate Purchase Date: tonight the rebate on the cpu ends tomorrow

Budget Range: $250.00

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Parts Not Required:mouse, keyboard, lcd screen, video card, power supply

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Parts Preferences: any

Overclocking: Maybe (would have to learn about it)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe would have to learn about it)

Monitor Resolution:what ever is good for the gtx 470

thank you for taking the time to help me out.
August 11, 2012 10:16:28 PM

added items so u dont have to click them..should of done that sorry
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August 11, 2012 10:19:11 PM

unless the power supply was made by super flower, id probably get something else

a much better config. the i5 3450 can beat the 965 in pretty much everything. the case i am listing is a very good bang for the buck

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eoPr
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August 19, 2012 2:53:48 PM

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