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Help me upgrade my pc please

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December 30, 2012 2:24:01 PM

Here is my old rig:

CPU: [AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz]

Video Card: [HD 5770](http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

MoBo: [GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 740G Micro ATX AMD](http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

HDD: [Seagate 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s](http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

RAM: [Patriot Extreme 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2](http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

PSU: [COOLER MASTER Elite 460 RS-460-PSAR-I3 460W ATX12V V2.31](http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

I prefer to spend as little as possible (willing to spend upward to $700 however). I just want to be able to play current gen and next gen games for the next year or two at reasonable settings. Games like witcher 2, Arkham City, Skyrim...etc.

My current mobo only supports DDR2 ram, which is too expensive to upgrade so need to change mobo probably. Also want to throw in a SSD to boot OS.

Any recommendations? Thanks

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December 30, 2012 2:40:02 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $60

The 965 has gone up a little in price, and the upgrade path with amd is limited, so my choice is Intel. Get 16 gb of ram ($60 is cheap)
Now the harder choice; list a budget for the video card, and leave about $60 for the power supply upgrade. Newegg has about 400+ video cards, so your budget is crucial and the power supply choice also depends on the video card.

Here's an amd selection:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (free 8 gb of ram with purchase) $97
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $120 after promo code; must be registered with newegg to use the promo code when logged in

With amd, use the onboard video and your old power supply; no upgrade path, but it's much cheaper

SSD: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2JL2A?t=slicinc-2...
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