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January 13, 2013 9:08:49 PM

Hi,
This is my first post so i'm sorry if i did something wrong. I recently got a radeon 7970 off of my buddy for real cheap and i was hoping to get some suggestions for some potential upgrades to update my computer to match the new 7970.

I would like to spend somewhere around 300-400$ and am looking to try to upgrade Ram cpu and mobo and potentially get ssd. I am running win7 and i am hoping to do some gaming potentially tri monitor set up later on and i would like to do some light overclocking.

Currently have:

Cpu: phenom II x4 945 @ 3. ghz and

4gigs ram

Could you guys let me know what some upgrade options may potentially be.

Thanks!


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January 13, 2013 11:33:42 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 990XA-GD55 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($104.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $403.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-13 20:33 EST-0500)
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January 14, 2013 11:22:09 AM

This would be alot better
No need to overclock your CPU. It would be just a waste and giving a less lifetime to your CPU

As you have a 7970, which is a High-End card.
A FX6300 would bottleneck it real hard. So a i5 solution is Best

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.26 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Agility 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $370.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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