Upgrading a friend
Hey all, been a while.
Friend of mine is looking to upgrade his rig and I offered to help, but not sure what the best price/performance hardware options are available now.
Mainly it is used for gaming (Civ5, PoE, LoL, TF2, Magic2014) and music/movie streaming.
He is looking to spend around $300 and doesn't need peripherals, but will need an OEM of Win7.
AMD Athlon II X4 630
4GB DDR2 800mhz Kingston RAM
500GB HDD (7200RPM)
I have some stuff I can give him:
NZXT source 210 case
XFX 550 PSU
4GB DDR2 1066mhz G.Skill RAM
And my Q6600 and Asus P5K-E (needs a cooler)
One of these CPU/MB combos should be fine, and may just jam all 8GB of RAM into it, main concern is probably going to be a GPU and possibly an SSD boot drive.
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i5 3570k | 8GB G.Skill 1600MHz | R9 290 | SeaSonic 750X