Upgrading a prebuilt computer Tags: Prebuilt Systems Computer Systems Product Last response: January 7, 2013 7:05 AM in Systems Share totallynotvivian January 7, 2013 6:47:33 AM Im thinking of buying : m.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2546170 and upgrading the graphics to an evga gtx 550 ti 2gb and buying a new monitor. figured itd be cheaper. help appreciated. More about : upgrading prebuilt computer tiny voices January 7, 2013 6:52:16 AM The fx-4100 is crap and this is pretty overpriced. even without the cost of a gtx 550ti you could build a better system and not need to spend $100 on a GPU. What is your budget? m 0 l totallynotvivian January 7, 2013 6:56:07 AM ~800-850$. that's including the monitor and windows 7 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer tiny voices January 7, 2013 7:05:48 AM PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US) Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($176.97 @ Newegg) Case: Cooler Master Elite 371 ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.20 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg) Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($130.63 @ Amazon) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC) Total: $772.71 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-07 04:04 EST-0500) This will be much better than the prebuilt and a 550ti. I left some space in the budget in case you want to go to an i5 or a gtx 660/ HD7870 or want a different monitor. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLooking for Advice on Upgrading Prebuilt Computer Forum SolvedUpgrading graphics card on pre-built computer Forum Upgrading motherboard on a prebuilt computer. Forum Thinking of upgrading graphics card on prebuilt computer Forum Upgrading PSU of a pre-built computer and adding a Radeon HD 7750 Low profile card Forum Solved[Recommend me] Looking to upgrade current prebuilt gaming computer Forum Solvedprebuilt computer gpu upgrade/messing around with dual graphics Forum SolvedAre hp prebuilt computers motherboard up-gradable? Forum prebuilt computer gpu upgrade/messing around with dual graphics Forum Can i upgrade a prebuilt computer? Forum Prebuilt Computer Upgrades Forum Pre-built computer on a budget - upgradable? Forum Is this cheap pre-built computer upgradeable? Forum Pre-built computer - can I upgrade this graphics card? Forum SolvedUpgrading prebuilt pc's video card? Forum SolvedUpgrading a new graphic card into my pre-built Forum SolvedWill new build work in existing pre-built computer Forum Solvedupgrading psu on a prebuilt gu2098 Forum SolvedI am looking for a #PRE-BUILT# desktop computer [ <750 British pounds Forum SolvedUpgrading my pre-built gateway desktop, need help Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !