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February 22, 2013 9:01:15 AM

hi guys im looking to upgrade my pc, but funds are pretty limited.
Currently i have an AMD phenom x4 9500, 3GB ram, vista, ATI radeon 9500gt.
I'm really looking for cpu/mobo and gpu upgrades, I dont mind them being used and such or older components (not looking for a fire breathing beast) but some suggestions coming in around the £100 maybe £150 mark.
I know this isnt much but thats what i can afford at the moment.
I bow down to your vastly more experienced knowledge :lol: 
thanks

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February 22, 2013 9:50:37 AM

people keep saying that, how would that help?
surely getting a better/newer cpu/gpu would be more advantageous, but im complete noob :kaola: 
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 22, 2013 9:58:43 AM

This is probably the best upgrade.

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/v1fh
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/v1fh/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/v1fh/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£73.30 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£67.04 @ Dabs)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£15.20 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £155.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-22 11:58 GMT+0000)
February 22, 2013 4:14:31 PM

camohanna said:
This is probably the best upgrade.

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/v1fh
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/v1fh/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/v1fh/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£73.30 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£67.04 @ Dabs)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£15.20 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £155.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-22 11:58 GMT+0000)


seems preety good, but no graphics card upgrade? surely my 9500gt is to slow nowadays - its only a 256mb 9500gt!
February 22, 2013 5:06:16 PM

oh and its not a radeon its geforce, radeon is in my laptop - got confuddled.
a b B Homebuilt system
February 22, 2013 8:01:53 PM

Your CPU will bottleneck any worthwhile gpu upgrade.
February 22, 2013 8:11:07 PM

Here's a good/cheap combo you might be interested in.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

you get a cpu and motherboard for 184$

MOBO: ASUS F2A85-V FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CPU: AMD A6-5400K Trinity 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 65W Dual-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7540D
!