Upgrading Advice? Tags: Homebuilt Monitors Systems Product Last response: January 7, 2013 9:12 AM in Systems Share Taznar January 7, 2013 2:37:46 AM Hey guys. I need to upgrade some of my parts since I am getting my friends XFX 7870 Black Edition card. I will put my current parts in the spoiler box at the bottom. Approximate Purchase Date: (As Soon As Possible) Budget Range: ($400-500, the cheaper the better!) System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming, Surfing The Web, Watching Movies) Are you buying a monitor: (Yes) Parts to Buy: (Power Supply, Hard Drive (500GB will work), RAM (8gb), Monitor, Operating System,) Do you need to buy OS: (Yes) Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (Doesn't Matter) Overclocking: Yes SLI or Crossfire: No Your Monitor Resolution: (1920x1080) Why I Am Upgrading: (I need new parts for the new graphics card my friend is giving me) SpoilerGraphics Card: XFX DD 7870 2GB Black Edition CPU: AMD FX 4300 (3.8Ghz) Motherboard: Biostar A880GZ RAM: (Upgrading) Hard Drive: (Upgrading) PSU: (Upgrading) Monitor: Upgrading More about : upgrading advice Outlander_04 a c 136 B Homebuilt system a b C Monitor January 7, 2013 7:58:50 AM 2 x4 gig of RAM , 1600 Mhz , rated for 1.5 volts 500 watt 80+ bronze or better rated psu m 0 l Sumukh_Bhagat a b B Homebuilt system a b C Monitor January 7, 2013 9:12:51 AM Hope this Helps I've included a Future Proof PSU, you can replace it with a CX500 too. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US) Monitor: Dell ST2421L 24.0" Monitor ($179.99 @ Amazon) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg) Total: $453.94 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAdvice needed on upgrading HD5450. Forum SolvedNeed some advice with upgrading (replacing parts) Forum SolvedAdvice for a first time PC builder/upgrading my gaming PC Forum SolvedUpgrading GPU, Looking for Advice Forum SolvedUpgrading Audio system advice Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU/Mobo/GPU. Have a good idea, need some advice. Forum SolvedLooking for advice on upgrading my gaming PC Forum SolvedNeed some advice on upgrading GPU Forum SolvedUpgrading PC, advice needed Forum SolvedNeed advice for upgrading graphics Forum SolvedAdvice on upgrading a 7 year-old system without a GPU, on a 150$ budget? Forum SolvedUpgrading from GTX 590, need advice! Forum Solvedupgrading computer and need advice Forum SolvedNeed advice on upgrading graphics card Forum SolvedUpgrading; need unbiased advice. Forum SolvedUpgrading my PC, need some advice. Forum SolvedAdvice on upgrading my graphics hardware please? Forum SolvedUpgrading my pc soon need some advice Forum SolvedNeed expert advice in upgrading my pc to a gaming one Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU for Watch Dogs (real next-gen games). Need advice. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !