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  1. nathan8856 New Member

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    ok so im on a budget of 300$ and im in a really big need of an upgrade as my current pc is pathetic. i already have the amd athlon ii and want to know should i upgrade this or leave it i already have 8gb ddr3 so thats staying but i will need a new gpu and psu i was think this for the gpu: http://www.ebay.com/itm/321031678030 and this for the psu: http://www.ebay.com/itm/221254625187 and if i upgrade the cpu this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-Phenom-...sor-/130951675844?pt=CPUs&hash=item1e7d53ffc4 but let me know what i should do i cant afford to go over 300$
     
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    What area do you live in? and List all your parts please
     
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    Agreed, what's your current specs and budget?

    Also the PII 8** are weak and not much better than the Athlon II, you really want something along the lines of an PII 9** quad core, but as mentioned we need the rest of your specs to make a proper recommendation
     
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    specs

    okay i live in albuquerque new mexico my current specs are
    1tb 5400rpm sata
    4gb OCZ ddr3 400mhz+4gb samsung ddr3 @533mhz
    Nvidia geforce 8400gs 512mb (only good for minecraft0
    450 watt OEM psu
    amd athlon ii x2 @3.1 ghz socket am3
    27 inch hd samsung 1080p monitor
    motherboard acer aspire x3400g
     
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    okay i live in albuquerque new mexico my current specs are
    1tb 5400rpm sata
    4gb OCZ ddr3 400mhz+4gb samsung ddr3 @533mhz
    Nvidia geforce 8400gs 512mb (only good for minecraft0
    450 watt OEM psu
    amd athlon ii x2 @3.1 ghz socket am3
    27 inch hd samsung 1080p monitor
    motherboard acer aspire x3400g
     
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    What do you use your PC for?

    Be careful with used PSU. It's the only component I wouldn't trust buying second hand.

    Your PC isn't that bad. The only thing that stands out is the video card. Your processor is OK, if your budget stretches to a quad core buy one, but its the least priority.
     

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