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October 26, 2012 8:01:24 AM

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)

October 26, 2012 8:44:59 AM

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?
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October 26, 2012 9:00:30 AM

(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.
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October 26, 2012 9:02:13 AM

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'')
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October 26, 2012 9:11:46 AM

what kind of games are you intending to play?
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October 26, 2012 9:13:50 AM

MMORPG games and MMOFPS games
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October 26, 2012 9:15:52 AM

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a bit of time on these games, I would up your budget and maybe look into a new build, that system you have is very outdated.
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October 26, 2012 9:20:06 AM

Oke, do you have any suggestions? Like what is better to do
Buying a new PC or buying new components?
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a b V Motherboard
October 26, 2012 9:30:30 AM

Give a total budget you can manage to build new, you will likely do better buying components and building
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October 26, 2012 9:36:28 AM

My budget is 400 dollars for a new motherboard + cpu + video card + PSU.
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a b V Motherboard
October 26, 2012 9:57:05 AM

AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-F2A55M-HD2 FM2 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Elite 311 RC-311B-RWN1 Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.
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October 26, 2012 10:01:10 AM

Thanks!
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a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
October 26, 2012 4:55:20 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by MouseMonkey
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