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June 3, 2013 4:37:46 PM

this is my first post so if i did something wrong please tell me.
ok so i have saved up a little bit of money $750 US dollars and thats my budget for my new computer. last night i was looking at what i could get and i realized it is not something really big so i started thinking about upgrading the computer i use.
it is a p6-2133w with the following hardware:
motherboard: AAHD3-HB (Hibiscus)
cpu: AMD A6 3620 2.2ghz
memory: 8gb dual channel DDR3-1333
power supply: 300w
i do not have all the information because i didn't build it.
thank you in advance for all of your help

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a b 4 Gaming
June 4, 2013 6:19:10 AM

For 750$ you could/should get something entirely new.

Even:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($173.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.50 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $737.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-04 09:18 EDT-0400)


June 4, 2013 7:15:28 AM

X79 said:
For 750$ you could/should get something entirely new.

Even:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($173.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.50 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $737.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-04 09:18 EDT-0400)




ok thanks for your help i opened another topic about what i could get with 750 and this is what i got what do you think?
CPU AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core $129.99
Motherboard ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ $84.99
Memory Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $55.25
Storage Sandisk 128GB 2.5" SSD $89.99
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $58.99
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB $174.99
Case Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower $49.99
Power Supply SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V $88.98
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $14.98
total:748.15
but it still needs windows
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a b 4 Gaming
June 4, 2013 8:20:49 AM

True. It's better than my build in some aspects.

GPU has more VRAM. Better motherboard for OC'ing I think.

But as you said, it needs Windows.
a b 4 Gaming
June 4, 2013 8:23:57 AM

Perhaps this is a good compromise:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($173.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.50 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $752.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-04 11:23 EDT-0400)

Lowered the CPU, but you get your SSD drive as well :) .
June 4, 2013 10:35:16 AM

X79 said:
Perhaps this is a good compromise:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($173.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.50 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $752.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-04 11:23 EDT-0400)

Lowered the CPU, but you get your SSD drive as well :) .


ok thats a little better than mine but the SSD is something that i can live without so i made this one also i hate windows 8

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12TNw
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12TNw/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12TNw/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($184.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.50 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $745.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-04 13:37 EDT-0400)
a b 4 Gaming
June 4, 2013 10:42:03 AM

Looks good.
June 4, 2013 10:47:18 AM

X79 said:
Looks good.


thanks for all of your help
a b 4 Gaming
June 4, 2013 11:05:01 AM

No problem, any time.

Take care.
!