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UPgrade my system please help!

Hi guys

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 Years back

Budget Range: 300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Are you buying a monitor: NO.

Parts to Upgrade: Graphics Card and CPU

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com.

Location: Singapore

Parts Preferences: by brand or type : would like to keep my Mobo so only amd 2 CPU

Overclocking: NO

SLI or Crossfire: NO

Your Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Having a little freeze lag trouble sometime with my games, and intending to play wow and GW2, i know my computer cannot support now so i wish someone could enlighten me.

My current PC Specs.

Proccesser: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor ADO4000DDBOX

PSU: acbel atx12v power 510 450W

Ram: 2GB

Graphics: MSI NX8600GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16

Fan: addition 2 fans

MB: MSI K9AGM3 motherboard, socket AM2 for AMD CPU and AMD 690G chipset.

Will be looking at upgrade of graphic and CPU(If needed) can anyone experiences forumer show me some lights :)
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  1. Something like this, then

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $310.54
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-08 07:19 EST-0500)
  2. FinneousPJ said:
    Something like this, then

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $310.54
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-08 07:19 EST-0500)


    whoa thank you very much. But just a question will my PSU be able to handle this available upgrade or i have to change them?
  3. A wattage of 450W should be enough since the HD7770 sips power - however the quality of your PSU is suspect. If I were you I'd replace it.
  4. FinneousPJ said:
    A wattage of 450W should be enough since the HD7770 sips power - however the quality of your PSU is suspect. If I were you I'd replace it.


    as in the freeze lag should be cause by PSU? if so what would you recommend for a decent and cheap PSU for the long run.
  5. Antec, Corsair, Seasonic or XFX about 500W unit.
  6. FinneousPJ said:
    Antec, Corsair, Seasonic or XFX about 500W unit.

    ok noted thank you very much for the help it helps me solve what i need to do :D
  7. Best answer
    You could drop the ATX and get a mATX for less, then get the trusted PSU.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $315.52
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-09 11:58 EST-0500)
  8. He's not in the US.
  9. cball1311 said:
    You could drop the ATX and get a mATX for less, then get the trusted PSU.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $315.52
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-09 11:58 EST-0500)


    Oh does the one he quote with shipping fee?
  10. Not abroad, no.
  11. FinneousPJ said:
    Not abroad, no.


    ic. yours was right?
  12. No, unfortunately not.
  13. Best answer selected by ValsonLGW.
  14. FinneousPJ said:
    No, unfortunately not.


    can i check if i have a friend in US. Could i just purchase whatever you all mention and send to his house and follow by asking him to mail it through UPS for me?
  15. Perhaps. I recommend buying locally though for simplicity.
  16. FinneousPJ said:
    Perhaps. I recommend buying locally though for simplicity.


    alright thanks
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