Upgrading Advice?

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)


Graphics 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
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  1. 2 x4 gig of RAM , 1600 Mhz , rated for 1.5 volts

    500 watt 80+ bronze or better rated psu
  2. 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.)
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