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Upgrading my system

Last response: in Components
January 5, 2013 3:12:58 AM

Hi all, I am looking to upgrade my system by either changing all or some of these three components. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. My budget is around $500. Gaming is a factor; WoW, Guild Wars, but not all important.

I have a 400 watt power supply.

CPU - Athlon II x2 250, Socket AM3
Graphics Card - NVIDIA GeForce 950 GT

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January 5, 2013 4:39:54 AM

this is what I would recommend:

All from

motherboard - $140(before rebate)
Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 AM3+ Motherboard

RAM - $42(need to upgrade to ddr3 for motherboard)
Corsair XMS3 Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB

Processor - $130
AMD FD6300WMHkBOX FX-6300 Six-Core 3.5GHz AM3+ Processor

video card - $135
HIS H777F1G2M Radeon HD 7770 Video Card

Power supply - $50 (I know you didnt ask for it, but just to make sure everything works, I inlcuded one :)  )
Ultra LS600 Lifetime Series 600W Power Supply

total = $497

I know the RAM and PS aren't on your list, but upgrading to a new am3 or am3+ mobo means ddr3 RAM. As for the PS, just to make sure the system runs fine without hick ups, I would recommend a 500 watt at least. The PS I included will fit you needs quite nicely without consuming too much extra power.
Hope this helps