Upgrading home PC

I use solidworks to teach an engineering high school course, as well as play games like Mass Effect 3, NFS Shift 2, and Simcity (when it comes out next year). I am running into a brick wall with my core 2 duo E5600. I would like to upgrade my RAM, Motherboard, and CPU.

So what would be the best build that I could get for 300.00. I already have a seasonic PSU.

Must have/be:
On-board sound
ATX
ASUS brand MB
Intel i5 or i7 CPU
at or under 300.00
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  1. how many watts is your psu and what graphics card do you have?
  2. 660 watts Gold, nvidia GTX 550 ti
  3. No Micro ATX, but it is somewhere to start.
  4. tdpeake said:
    I use solidworks to teach an engineering high school course, as well as play games like Mass Effect 3, NFS Shift 2, and Simcity (when it comes out next year). I am running into a brick wall with my core 2 duo E5600. I would like to upgrade my RAM, Motherboard, and CPU.

    So what would be the best build that I could get for 300.00. I already have a seasonic PSU.

    Must have/be:
    On-board sound
    ATX
    ASUS brand MB
    Intel i5 or i7 CPU
    at or under 300.00



    Novateck.co.uk
    motherboard bundel I5 3330 8 gb ram etc... £229.99

    Ther is no difference in gameing between an 15 2500k and an 172600k processor just £100 in price


    Si
  5. Why no microATX?
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