Upgrading some system, Budget build idea? Tags: Homebuilt GPUs Cases CPUs Systems Last response: January 28, 2013 3:06 AM in Systems Share gassend January 28, 2013 2:21:28 AM Upgrading a friend PC and he's got a $500 budget, he needs a Case, Mobo, CPU, GPU, PSU. CPU:Intel Core i3 3220 Mobo:ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 GPU:HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB PSU:Rosewill HIVE Series 550W Case:Cooler Master HAF 912 More about : upgrading system budget build idea AMD Radeon a b B Homebuilt system a b à CPUs January 28, 2013 2:24:19 AM great pick, did he have RAM/hdd already? gassend January 28, 2013 2:26:48 AM Yeah he already has a HDD and I have loads of extra ram I bought when it was on a hell of a sell at Micro Center lol.. Related resources Upgrading some system , Budget build idea ? - Forum Buying a pc then upgrading - dumb idea ? - Forum Build idea help, upgrades to original plans - Forum Feedback on my build idea - Forum $1200 build from AVA Direct a good idea ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jtenorj January 28, 2013 2:56:51 AM A few things... cpu 122 mobo 85 that's 207. psu is 50 and case is 40 so that's 90. with 203 left for gpu, why not hd7870 for 200 or at the very least a 2GB 7850 for 172? In additon, while it's nice that the rosewill hive is modular, a 38A +12v rail is not particularly strong. Could get xfx 550w(seasonic built) with 44A +12v rail for 54 bucks. HAF 912 has cable management holes and space behind mobo tray for unused cables. Edit: Is the current copy of windows oem or retail? If retail all is good, but if oem it was tied to the first mobo installed on. New mobo may mean new windows copy. gassend January 28, 2013 3:06:55 AM I have the OS covered, and With everything I picked out it came out to be $499.30, that's as close to his $500 budget i'm going to get without going over, I've already talked him into bringing it up another $50 doubt he'll go up anymore.. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumFirst system I'm building, ~1K(?) budget for modded out Skyrim ForumIs my idea good enough? (for a budget person) ForumNeed Opinions on New Budget System Ideas ForumFirst Real Build . $600-800. Have Rough Idea ..Help?! ForumStrict budget , new build to replace old Core 2 duo..i3, i5? Ideas? ForumLooking for ideas on a very low budget build for less demanding games ForumUpgrading from Nvidia 9400 GT Budget ~$200 ForumEarly idea for base build . ForumNew system , but over- budget ... ideas? ForumUpgrading ? Good Idea ? :D ForumUpgrading Build ? Good Idea Yes Or No ForumPoll: Upgrade Old Beast or Build New Budget System ForumBuild idea - need advice ForumSeeking help with SR-2 build . Is my idea sound? ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !