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    UPGRADE ME!

    I am looking to upgrade my sig which is as follows:

    690 2 advance

    cpu: intel core 2 duo e6750 2.66
    gpu: radeon hd 3870
    ram:corsair xms2 ddr2
    psu:antec neopower 550w modular
    hsf:hyper 212
    monitor:samsung syncmaster 2200wm,samsung 40 led
    case:coolermaster 690 2 advanced
    mobo:gigabye GA-EP45-UD3P

    I will be keeping the case, hopefully the psu(if its strong enough) the cd drive, the hyper 212 and my handy dandy cd burner. I do not need windows a keyboard a mouse or a monitor! I am looking for a mobo ram cpu gpu, maybe a psu if i just cant get by with what i have. This rig will be used to play wow, sc2, plants vs zombies(addictive) star wars the old republic when it comes out. Funds are very tight so try to be as budget oriented as possible while still upgrading performance! i have been getting some bsod lately on my machine. I think the mobo is going out. I refuse to buy gigabyte again. I know they are "great: budget boards but i have gone through 3 since 2007 when i built this machine. I also have a wd raptor i will be using for a boot disk! I was looking at an i3 build thinking that would be best bang for the buck upgrade from what i am currently at. I was thinking the i3 550 as this will not be used to OC at all. I would like to put * gigs in this rig. I actually just upgraded and built myself my own machine so this one will be used by the fiancee that i live with. She inherited the sig rig and once we wiped it and reinstalled windows she started having issues. Thank you so much for taking the time to help us out. I have a microcenter close aswell as frys, i ofcourse can and will order from the egg or anywhere else online that i need to. I am also thinking about holding out until black friday and seeing what kind of deals i can get then. though i do hate dealing with the crowds
    underachiever/black firday rocks
    cpu:2600k/2500k
    gpu:msi twin frozr 6950/msi 6670
    ram:8gb/4gb
    psu:corsair ax850/antec neopower 550
    hsf:stock atm/stock atm
    monitor:asus ml248/samsung 40 led
    case:corsair 800d/coolermaster 690 2 advanced
    mobo:asus maximus 4 extreme-z/asus p8z68-v lx

    heatware

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    What is your budget, without knowing it we can't give you options.
    CPU - 2600k at 4.5ghz with hyper 212 evo+ 2 ultra kaze
    GPU - GTX 580 DCUII
    Case - Antec illusion 300 with 3 ultra kaze 120mm fans
    PSU - Corsair TX750 V2
    Ram - 8gb gskill ripjaw x's ddr3 1600mhz 9-9-9-24-2t
    Mobo - Gigabyte z68xp-ud3
    Keyboard - Razer BlackWidow
    Mouse - G500
    Monitor - Asus VS247-P
    TheOCnoob - "Calm is not a term you can use to refer to a CPU."

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    under 200 for a vid card
    under 300 for cpu/mobo/ram.

    the cpu ram mobo will more then likely not be bought at the same time as the video card as this is for a tight budget. We are hoping to build a rig that will last 2-4 years on this budget. not sure if thats pheasable.
    underachiever/black firday rocks
    cpu:2600k/2500k
    gpu:msi twin frozr 6950/msi 6670
    ram:8gb/4gb
    psu:corsair ax850/antec neopower 550
    hsf:stock atm/stock atm
    monitor:asus ml248/samsung 40 led
    case:corsair 800d/coolermaster 690 2 advanced
    mobo:asus maximus 4 extreme-z/asus p8z68-v lx

    heatware

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    Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125401
    199 after MIR + Free game.

    Mobo/Ram
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.741331
    131.98

    Cpu 2500k
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072
    219.99

    If you dont get a 2500k cpu, you fail. There are better motherboards, but you gotta pay to play Any board will do 4.5ghz tho

    This mobo and cpu would be better
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.738259

    But that doesn't leave much for ram lol.
    CPU - 2600k at 4.5ghz with hyper 212 evo+ 2 ultra kaze
    GPU - GTX 580 DCUII
    Case - Antec illusion 300 with 3 ultra kaze 120mm fans
    PSU - Corsair TX750 V2
    Ram - 8gb gskill ripjaw x's ddr3 1600mhz 9-9-9-24-2t
    Mobo - Gigabyte z68xp-ud3
    Keyboard - Razer BlackWidow
    Mouse - G500
    Monitor - Asus VS247-P
    TheOCnoob - "Calm is not a term you can use to refer to a CPU."

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    Not sure what it was Member Theocnoob's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vortaku View Post
    under 200 for a vid card
    under 300 for cpu/mobo/ram.

    the cpu ram mobo will more then likely not be bought at the same time as the video card as this is for a tight budget. We are hoping to build a rig that will last 2-4 years on this budget. not sure if thats pheasable.
    300 for CPU/mobo and RAM all in is tough. Try for 375-400 if you can like in the last post where the 2500K setup was suggested.

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