Upgrading a prebuilt computer Tags: Prebuilt Systems Computer Systems 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to totallynotvivian Register or log in to remove 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 $100 on a GPU. What is your budget? | Report abuse Reply to tiny voices totallynotvivian January 7, 2013 6:56:07 AM ~800-850$. that's including the monitor and windows 7 | Report abuse Reply to totallynotvivian 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. | Report abuse Reply to tiny voices Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Upgrading a prebuilt computer> Related ressources: ForumUpgrading a Pre-built ? ForumUpgrading a very old pre-built , unsure about what to salvage vs. repla ForumUpgrading Prebuilt Gaming PC from 2009 ForumPre-built computer on a budget - upgradable? ForumUpgrading my pre-built ForumQuestion about upgrading a pre-built . ForumUpgrading my prebuilt xps 8300 ForumUpgrading pre-built pc ForumPre-Built $1000 Gaming Computer . Is this good? iBUYPOWER ForumIs this cheap pre-built computer upgradeable? ForumBuying Pre-built Gaming / Media Computer for $800 ForumPre-built computer keeps bottlenecking during video games? ForumPre-built Dell - looking to upgrade the video card ForumUpgrading a pre-built HP desktop ForumHelp! Having problems upgrading my prebuilt !! ForumChecking for PC Upgrade Forum[Solved] How much RAM for video editing computer? ForumNew to computer building HELP Forum[Solved] Dumb blonde needs computer help ForumFirst Gaming Computer! Need Help! More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !