Choosing motherboard and components

Hello,
I currently have an old Acer computer (6 years old) and i want to replace
-the motherboard with cpu; (not to pricy)
-video card for gaming; (budget $60)
-And maybe a new power supply if it's needed (budget $60)

I've got a FSP Group Inc. Power Supply with:
AC Input (220-240V-3,5A-50Hz)
DC Output (300W)

I'm not familiar with computers. Any advice would be very appreciated! (Sorry for my bad english)
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  1. with the stuff you're replacing it might be easier for you to just buy a new pc, what are you planning to use it for?
  2. (im mark278)
    I would like to have a computer wich is fast and good enough for playing games. But my budget isnt so large. So i wanted to replace some compenents not knowing if it's necessary for the things i want to do.
    I don't know if my motherboard/CPU and PSU can handle a good video card for example.
  3. iBushay said:
    with the stuff you're replacing it might be easier for you to just buy a new pc, what are you planning to use it for?

    I would like to have a computer wich is fast and good enough for playing games. But my budget isnt so large. So i wanted to replace some compenents not knowing if it's necessary for the things i want to do.
    I don't know if my motherboard/CPU and PSU can handle a good video card for example.
    (sorry forgot to click ''reply'')
  4. what kind of games are you intending to play?
  5. MMORPG games and MMOFPS games
  6. If I was you and was intedning to spend a bit of time on these games, I would up your budget and maybe look into a new build, that system you have is very outdated.
  7. Oke, do you have any suggestions? Like what is better to do
    Buying a new PC or buying new components?
  8. Give a total budget you can manage to build new, you will likely do better buying components and building
  9. My budget is 400 dollars for a new motherboard + cpu + video card + PSU.
  10. AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280

    Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104203

    GIGABYTE GA-F2A55M-HD2 FM2 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128571

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

    MSI R6670-MD1GD3 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127666

    COOLER MASTER Elite 311 RC-311B-RWN1 Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119249

    TOTAL - $377.44 there are $25 in mail in rebates too which would make it $352

    I added a case as your old one may not have standard mounts for the new mobo. You need the RAM too as your old one wont be DDR3. The APU will hybrid crossfire with the graphics card. I assume your current DVD and HDD are SATA so you can resue them if they are not you will need to replace them too. Also this does not include windows that would add cost if you need it.

    You wont set the world on fire with this but it will do for basic gaming.
  11. Thanks!
  12. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by MouseMonkey
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