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Old 04-18-2013, 04:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I want to upgrade my tower. The most building I've done was replacing my old PSU with a new one, so I don't have much experience in all this. But, I want to learn! I've had my current build for about 4 years and it's not playing like I want it to anymore. So, it's time to upgrade, and I'm not paying for another one already built.
Here's my DxDiag... I figure it's the fastest way to show everything I have right now:

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Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD Athlon II X2 245 39 C
Regor 45nm Technology
RAM
6.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 265MHz (4-4-4-12)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. M3A76-CM (AM2) 46 C
Graphics
W2061 (1600x900@60Hz)
1024MB GeForce 9500 GT (Undefined) 46 C
Hard Drives
466GB Seagate ST3500418AS ATA Device (SATA) 32 C
Optical Drives
ATAPI iHAS124 A ATA Device
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
Audio
VIA High Definition Audio

The PSU is only 2 months old and is a Corsair GS700, and the case is a Cooler Master from Cyberpower. If I can build it all in to my current case, great. If not, oh well lol.
Budget: $700. $800 Max. Looking to play FFXIV with no problems, WoW, Skyrim, FFXI and basically any new games coming out with decent settings. Any help is greatly appreciated! And sorry for the long post... just want to make sure I got everything lol.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, it is long and unnecessary. Download and use Speccy and post the summary. It'll be better.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm sure PP will chime in here soon, but If you do a search on TF for builds. I know for a fact that PP Mguire has put together a lot of systems that would fit your needs and budget.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies. Here is what Speccy gave me:

Summary
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD Athlon II X2 245 39 C
Regor 45nm Technology
RAM
6.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 265MHz (4-4-4-12)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. M3A76-CM (AM2) 46 C
Graphics
W2061 (1600x900@60Hz)
1024MB GeForce 9500 GT (Undefined) 46 C
Hard Drives
466GB Seagate ST3500418AS ATA Device (SATA) 32 C
Optical Drives
ATAPI iHAS124 A ATA Device
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
Audio
VIA High Definition Audio

Much shorter lol. And I will look around the forums and see what I can find.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ah, much better ain't it? LOL.
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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See... Told you PP would come thru eventually.
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