Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Help me upgrade my pc please.

Tags:
  • New Build
  • CPUs
  • Systems
  • Product
Last response: in Systems
Share
August 13, 2012 1:39:03 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Like 3-4 days

Budget Range: CPU budget is under 90, used or new, doesn't matter. Motherboard budget is under 60, used or new doesn't matter.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming


Parts to Upgrade: CPU, Mobo, Graphics Card.(I'm using this psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Do you need to buy OS: No
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon mostly(Their customer support is the best), newegg if the parts are cheaper than amazon.

Location: USA

Parts Preferences: Doesn't matter

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No(btw whats SLI?)

Your Monitor Resolution: 1440x900

Additional Comments: Cpu needs to be under 90 and mobo needs to be under 60

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I just need better parts :) 

I have everything, I'm planning on returning this mobo ASUS F1A55-M LE and the A8-3870k because I don't like the A8, at first I planned on getting the A8 with 6670 but I heard the 6670 was weak so I'm getting the 5770 now and since I won't be crossfiring with the onboard gpu of a8, what's the point of getting the a8 so I'm getting a processor now instead of an apu. And with a new processor, I need a new mobo now. Here's my list of parts I already have.

M59 Case: http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/classic_series/m59

400w Antec psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

160GB hard drive: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00348TXZ8/ref=oh_deta...

Kingston Hyper X 8GB RAM: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004JO3L40/ref=oh_deta...

DVD Drive: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YIG9AQ/ref=oh_deta...

Hyper 212 cpu cooler: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=oh_deta...

First of all, my psu is only 400w so please if you are suggesting a cpu or gpu, please make sure my psu can handle it and also have a little extra watts for breathing space. And also mention if my psu can also do some overclocking( I wanna make use of that cpu cooler :)  )

So 3 things I need, new mobo, new cpu, new gpu. Here's what I want to get right now, tell me if something is better or if my choices are good,

Mobo: http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-M5A78L-M-LX-PLUS-Capacitor/d... (getting it used because I'm cheap)

fx4100(if you are suggesting a cpu, I want it to be quad core): http://www.amazon.com/AMD-4-Core-Processor-Socket-FD410... (Also getting it used)

5770: http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-DisplayPort-PCI-E...

Please give me some suggestions

More about : upgrade

August 13, 2012 1:48:41 AM

SLI and Crossfire is when you have 2 graphics cards in your system with either Nvidia or AMD cards respectively.
m
0
l
August 13, 2012 2:20:12 AM

Patflute said:
SLI and Crossfire is when you have 2 graphics cards in your system with either Nvidia or AMD cards respectively.

Actually I know what crossfire is but what is SLI? Are they the same thing? Can you help me on the other important stuff? :p 
m
0
l
Related resources
August 13, 2012 2:22:45 AM

SLI is two or more NVIDIA cards and CF is two AMD cards.
m
0
l
August 13, 2012 2:25:13 AM

azeem40 said:
SLI is two or more NVIDIA cards and CF is two AMD cards.

ooh ok thanks, lets get back on the real topic now :p 
m
0
l
August 13, 2012 8:47:49 AM

Do you guys think my psu can run phenom ii x4 965 black edition with a 5770 card? Or is that too much?
m
0
l
!