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February 1, 2013 2:38:52 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Withing Next two weeks


Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) 300 - 350 on parts


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Office Work, Databases, Excel, Movies, Surfing the Net


Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 Might Keep, as its performs for what I need,

Using a cheap Dynex 550w PSU. The original died and I had to get one in a speedy from Best Buy.

2.20 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual 64 kilobyte primary memory cache 1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache 64-bit ready Multi-core (2 total) Not hyper-threaded
G31M3-F Intel G31



Do you need to buy OS: Depends
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, Newegg, Tigerdirect


Location: Suburbs of Chicago


Parts Preferences: No real preference


Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Your Monitor Resolution: 1600 x 900

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And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Computer Feels sluggish when running some programs, or when I compile stuff for work.

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February 1, 2013 2:46:51 AM

Do you have a decent case and hdd ?

i'm including case and a new psu :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Gigabyte GZ-F5HEB ATX Mid Tower Case ($28.12 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $343.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Scrap the parts that you don't need.
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February 1, 2013 12:26:18 PM

Yeah I would keep my Case and I would get another HDD. Its 500GB but 5200 RPM or something like that.

Thanks for your help.
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February 5, 2013 8:28:28 PM

Best answer selected by Rosco2382.
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