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What should i upgrade to .... I am on low budget

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Which build would be more suited for gaming and some d3d and opengl (maybe some photoshop/paint tool sai digital art)

Total: 4 votes (1 blank vote)

  • (intel G645 2.9Ghz) + (asus p8h61mlx3)
  • 34 %
  • (intel g645 2.9Ghz) + (asrock h61ps2)
  • 0 %
  • (amd athalon x2 270 3.4Ghz) + (gigabyte 78lmt s2p)
  • 67 %
a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2013 6:28:45 PM

Ok so I have a very old mobo from a hp machine: foxcon irvine(motherboard)
along with an old dual core: intel e2180 @2.0 ghz

I recently bought a new graphic card : GT 630 1gb ddr5( I am happy with its performance)---- > my first discrete graphics card :) 
along with a new psu: Corsair cx430v2
and a new case: some cheapass case.. available locally.. :( 

so now I had some issues with the mobo and the processor was bottlenecking my gpu very hard..
so i am about to upgrade to a new processor mobo and ram....

I dont have alot of choice seeing my budget...
but i will upgrade my processor to a decent one in about 6-7 months.( depends on the time i would be joining my first job)
[I recently graduated and all this is my saved money]

- Low Budget
- 6-7months usage...but would like to use the psu and mobo.

More about : upgrade low budget

a c 529 U Graphics card
March 2, 2013 7:56:02 PM

I do not like wasting money on interim solutions.

My suggestion is to wait until june if you can when haswell launches.

New motherboard sockets and cpu chips should bring a 10-15% better price performance but will be incompatible with current sockets.

To answer your question:
Passmark cpu capabilities:
E2180 1035
Athlon X2 270 1945
G645 2632

If you must buy now, I suggest a inexpensive Z77 based motherboard and a G645 or similar.
That way, you could eventually upgrade to a 2500K with an overclock.
a c 128 U Graphics card
March 2, 2013 8:45:42 PM

what case?

give a real budget.
a b U Graphics card
March 5, 2013 7:17:10 PM

swifty_morgan said:
what case?

give a real budget.

Actually the case is a real cheap-ass case(atx) which i got and i have a cx430 in it...
my gpu is gt 630 1gb ddr5
I was having some issues with the current mobo...

so no point getting a new lga775 mobo with e2180..
i could get a h61 or the mentioned amd mobo for equal or less price, but that would require a lga1155 compatible processor or am3+/am3.
Hence this upgrade...
personally i would have waited and gotten a much better processor probably a i5 2310...but i cant wait that long (till april end)

and my budget is very close to what these cost + 8gb ram(1x8gb 1333mhz)

I'll be buying from here mostly: