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Last response: in Components
January 13, 2013 9:04:18 PM

I want to upgrade my CPU, motherboard and RAM. My current system is:
-Intel E5300 2.6 GHz
-GTX 550 Ti
Is the i3 much better than G840 mostly in gaming? I can save about 235$ until June and I will upgrade then. Can you suggest me a cpu, motherboard and RAM?

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January 13, 2013 9:52:20 PM

If you have a $235 budget I'd go for this.

Although the RAM I suggested is cheap, it has very good ratings. If you want to save some extra money you can just get 4 GB memory to start out with. To save you some money, instead of recommending an i3, I recommended the Pentium G860. I own the processor and I love what it can do. You can save a lot of money by going Pentium instead of the i3.

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($68.76 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.84 @ NCIX US)
Total: $187.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-13 18:50 EST-0500)