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Any input on my upgrade build would be appreciated!

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January 21, 2013 5:00:59 AM

Hey all! I am going to upgrade my pc alittle and here's what I have at the moment:

Model: p7-1240
Processor: AMD A10-5700 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
Installed Memory (RAM): 10gb
Power Supply: 103w
Motherboard: MS-7778 Ver 1.0

What I am upgrading to:

Graphics Card: EVGA GTX 660 FTW Signature 2gb
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Computer Case: Thermaltake V3 Black AMD Edition ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
-- I think this case looks the coolest, I know its AMD but what the heck, don't matter if I match right? :p 

Case Fan: SilenX EFX-12-15 120mm Effizio Quiet Case Fan
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

Any input would be appreciated! I was reccomended to get this Graphics card and powersupply but I picked the fans and case out myself! Is this a good build upgrade? Anything else I HAVE to have in order for it to work? Any issues I should be aware of?
I'm very computer parts illiterate. So any input would be helpfull!!

January 21, 2013 5:04:36 AM

Pick up a new mobo and cpu, seriously. Be prepared for a bottleneck. The point of the apu's are for the integrated graphics. The cpu in it is basically a athlon ii x4. Grab a H77 mobo and a i3/i5 and you will have no bottlebeck issues :) ,
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January 21, 2013 5:14:58 AM

blake1243 said:
Pick up a new mobo and cpu, seriously. Be prepared for a bottleneck. The point of the apu's are for the integrated graphics. The cpu in it is basically a athlon ii x4. Grab a H77 mobo and a i3/i5 and you will have no bottlebeck issues :) ,



what if i can't afford that? would I still be satisified? would I still be able to run my games on high?
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January 21, 2013 5:15:02 AM

Probably not.
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January 21, 2013 5:17:24 AM

blake1243 said:
Probably not.


All I want is too be able to run my games on high, I am on a certain budget of $400 and I don't want to basically build the whole thing from scratch.
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January 21, 2013 5:20:01 AM

Getting a 660 would be pointless since your cpu will probably bottleneck it. Whats your budget for this upgrade?
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January 21, 2013 5:25:34 AM

blake1243 said:
Getting a 660 would be pointless since your cpu will probably bottleneck it. Whats your budget for this upgrade?


My budget is 400$ but I could go up to 500$
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January 21, 2013 5:26:19 AM

If you keep your ram,hdd,dvd drive.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $451.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 02:24 EST-0500)

If you wanna go AMD

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($60.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $465.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 02:26 EST-0500)
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January 21, 2013 5:37:15 AM

blake1243 said:
If you keep your ram,hdd,dvd drive.
If you wanna go AMD

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($60.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $465.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 02:26 EST-0500)


If I got the processor, motherboard, and power supply, you reccomended.
If I get this case: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
If I get this Graphics card: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Would all this work nicely?
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January 21, 2013 12:30:38 PM

Yes it would.
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