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Old 10-28-2014, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys so this is my current PC that i built back in 2008 with the help of this forum! and now i think its time I upgrade a little bit. Nothing too expensive. though so budget will be around $500 total for the upgrades. Reason for upgrade is to catch up to modern times, lol. I am a avid gamer and would like to play the next gen games such as Shadow of Mordor and Watch Dogs, but my current built cannot play it.

heres the parts i bought last time and built my own PC:
CPU INTEL|PDC E2200 2.2G 775 65N $93.99
MNTR LG|LCD 19" 2MS L1933TR-SF RT $229.99
DVD BURN SAMSUNG|SH-S203N SATA LS $29.99
VGA XFX PVT88PYDF4 8800GT 512M RT $229.99 (This died a couple years ago so i got another Video Card - Nvidia GeForce GTS250)
SPEAKER LOGITECH|X-230 BLK 2.1 $38.99
HD 80G|ST 7K 8M SATA2 ST380815AS $43.99 (This got full so bought another HD that has 500GB)
PSU CORSAIR|CMPSU-550VX 550W RT $99.99
CASE RAIDMAX | ATX-268WB BLK RT $29.99
MB ABIT IP35-E P35 775 $86.99
MEM 1Gx2|G.SK F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ $44.99

Currently using 32bit Windows 7 Home Premium

So there's that, back then those prices were beast lol, but now i know i can twice the power for half the price.

Things I would like to upgrade:
- I would like to have more RAM but for that I believe i need to upgrade the processor and to upgrade the processor i need new Mother Board? Im not too sure about the Mobo, but i do know i will need new CPU and RAM.
- I want to get Windows 7 64Bit so not too sure what i need to upgrade.



That's basically it. Now I leave it to you guys for your input on whats the best way to get this done! These forums have helped me out last time and i have no doubt ya'll can help me this time around too!
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Old 10-29-2014, 06:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Need to Upgrade - Mobo, Ram, Processor, etc???

Yea, you'll need to upgrade motherboard, CPU, and RAM. With a copy of 64bit Windows 7 it's going to hamper your options a bit.

Intel Pentium G3258 Haswell Dual-Core 3.2GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor BX80646G3258 - Newegg.com
ASUS H81M-E LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com
Patriot Viper 3 Low Profile Blue 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PVL38G160C9KB - Newegg.com
EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2765-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support w/ EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card - Newegg.com
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems - Newegg.com

If you buy now with the deals it comes in right at 499. Don't let the Pentium name fool you, it's like 10x faster than your current processor.
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If you already have an OEM copy of Win7 x86, you just need to get a Win7 x64 ISO for whatever version you have (Home Premium, Pro, etc.). The keys are cross-architecture and you don't need a new copy.

You can get a Win7 x64 disc from here: [Legal Download: Windows 7 with SP1, 13 languages

But the ISO to a disc or use the Microsoft USB Tool to make a bootable flash drive:
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...usbdvd_dwnTool
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Old 10-31-2014, 12:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yea, you'll need to upgrade motherboard, CPU, and RAM. With a copy of 64bit Windows 7 it's going to hamper your options a bit.

Intel Pentium G3258 Haswell Dual-Core 3.2GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor BX80646G3258 - Newegg.com
ASUS H81M-E LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com
Patriot Viper 3 Low Profile Blue 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PVL38G160C9KB - Newegg.com
EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2765-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support w/ EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card - Newegg.com
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems - Newegg.com

If you buy now with the deals it comes in right at 499. Don't let the Pentium name fool you, it's like 10x faster than your current processor.

Thanks for the recommendations! I don't know if I need such an expensive Video Card....What are some cheaper alternatives? Whatever money I can save on the Video card i can put towards a stronger CPU, feel like that is better option.
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That is exactly the opposite of the best option. Games are GPU heavy more than being CPU heavy. That Pentium can hold it's weight quite well. Also, that 760 is only a midrange card so if you have anymore money to toss that way I would.
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That is exactly the opposite of the best option. Games are GPU heavy more than being CPU heavy. That Pentium can hold it's weight quite well. Also, that 760 is only a midrange card so if you have anymore money to toss that way I would.
Ah ok, i was unaware of that point. I am thinking I should wait 3 more weeks to order because I know Newegg and several other websites will have thier annual Cyber Monday/ Black Friday deals. What do you say?
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THe deals for the links at the time I posted came in at exactly 499. When the time comes you'll need new links for different things on sale at the time.
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so any new deals out there worth hopping on to upgrade my PC?
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You have what's listed above or what?
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no i didnt buy those because i wanted to wait and see if there would be better deals for Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

Also i found out i can get Windows 8.1 for free from my university so i do not need to buy a OS separately.
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