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upgrading a friends hardware


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okay he told me that his budget was $300 dollars but I'm going to try to convince him to spend a little more, so far this is what I was thinking

GPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130082 $129 ($100 after rebate)
Mobo: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128059 $90
CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116036 combo price for cpu and heatsink $92
Heatsink: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835200026
Memory: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146565 $48 ($18 after rebate)
total: $360 ($300 after rebates)

he already has harddrive/os, optical drive, case, keyboard/mouse, monitor, and a crumby power supply. I was wondering what psu I should go with and also if there was anything that I should change about this.
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oh btw, he uses it to play games such as, battlefield 2, medal of honor airborne, ghost reacon, and a few other games.
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I'd go with this setup:
Mobo: http://www.newegg.co...82E16813135069- $65
Proc: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103064 - $66

Everything else should be good, unless you really need something other then the stock HSF...
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If you're going to get an intel CPU, I would stick with the current motherboard you have picked out, trnstar. What are your friends current system specs?
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If you're going to get an intel CPU, I would stick with the current motherboard you have picked out, trnstar. What are your friends current system specs?


I'm not sure, he has a amd sempron onboard graphics (geforce 6100) a gig of ram (which he pay geeksquad $40 dollars to put in :) , and that doesn't include the price for the ram) other then that I don't know any specifics.
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