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"El Cheapo" upgrade!

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Processor E6750 @ 3.6 ghz
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Memory 4gb Kingston DDR2 @ 900mhz
Video Card(s) XFX 9800GT 512MB
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#1
Hi folks! Been out of the loop for some time and now I need some decent advice!

For my current rig, see my specs! While my rig has been a good servant for the last 6 or 7 years (or more), its time to thrash it since I have a couple of issues :

1. Won't shut down whatever I do but nevermind, its on 24/7.
2. After years of OC'ing my Ram recently stopped being recognized by the board. Prices are too hot for DDR2, ain't worth buying it especially on a board that has issue #1, #3.
3. For those who might remember me, ant colonies killed my sound card outputs!
4. Stopped gaming so sold on my 9800GT since ages (I now have a 8600GT just because my board doesn't have integrated GPU)
5. Gave my stock CPU fan to a pal, so I'm stuck with the Xigmatek which I'm tired of, plus it no longer shines like it did!

So after reading all that, you'll understand that dumping is best. I guess I could just keep the damned CPU/fan and get a cheap board with DDR3 but I honestly don't want to and I've already planned on donating the cpu to a poor kid. Plus I gather newer cpu's won't be such a power drain.

I only need 3 components :
CPU : had a look at Intel's G2010
Ram : DDR3 already got 4gbs 1333 Kingston Value Ram
Board : I'm stuck. Have eyes on the MSI B75MA-E33 since I might as well get USB 3.0/Sata III and its dirt cheap as long as I have a good working one! Any feedback? Alternatives that I can get cheap @ wholesale prices are : Asus P8H61M-LX, MSI H61M-P32.

I plan to use this pc only for a year or so, then I'll most likely give it to my lil brother. Its just a stop gap measure till I build myself a new gaming rig but that is for another topic much later on! Wanted to go AMD but sadly, the wholesaler can't get me these boards/chips.

I know this ain't gonna appeal or break bench scores here but honestly that's all I can get and need right now. Basic internet, some very light editing here and there, watching videos (I guess that's where the 8600GT might help or are these IGP's able to do it like men now?) some music. So? Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks for your time! :toast:
 
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#5
This ends today ...look at the combo H61 + 2120 for $100
Wait were do you live?

GIGABYTE GA-H61M-HD2 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Micro...
Just a friendly FYI, some H61 motherboards need a BIOs update to support IB processors. Might want to look into what BIOs that board ships with.

He's already got Ram bud. :)

Only needs board and cpu really.
OK, drop the RAM = $100.97 :toast:

But make the sure that the RAM he has is compatible with todays motherboards and proc. DDR3 1333 that requires 2 volts won't work on todays boards.
 
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#6
Yea that's a better deal. The B75

Still dont know were he lives
 
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#8
Thanks folks! Its good to still see some familiar faces! ;) Anyways, I forgot to mention that I'm getting discounted prices with my wholesaler, so prices I'm looking at is $85 for a combo whichever I take (3 boards I mentionned are the same price price point).

So, did I make any c*ck-ups with my choices?

Does the IGP in the G2010 perform worse or better than that 8600GT. If better, somebody is gonna be happy to get an early b-day present!
 
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Cooling Corsair H80i V2 // Silverstone NT-06 Pro
Memory Corsair DDR4 3000 32gb //G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX980ti// EVGA GTX 1050ti
Storage Samsung 950 Pro 512, 2 Tb FireCuda// Samsung 850 Pro, Synology NAS with 2X Toshiba 6Tb
Display(s) ASUS PB278Q 27" 1440X 2560 // 50" Samsung Plasma 720p
Case Corsair Obsidian Series 550D // Silverstone Granada GD05
Audio Device(s) ASUS Xonar DGX // HDMI to Yamaha RX V571
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#9
The IGP has HDMi the 8600GT will out preform it
 
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Storage SAMSUNG 320gb
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Audio Device(s) Realtek (on board) + Logitech x540
Power Supply CM 550w
Software W7 Ultimate 64
#10
Hi and thanks to everyone who contributed. Managed to get :
MSI B75MA-E33
Intel Pentium G2020

Build so far seems pretty solid for my light use. I took the 8600GT out since the IGP can play all my high res videos fine without hiccups. That cost $80 and I don't regret it! :D

One thing I hate though is that this small budget build with stockies gets lost in such a big case!