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Updating my MB, CPU, RAM


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Moshi

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So I'd like to upgrade my 4 year old PC with new components now. My budget is around 300 € (about 390$).
I'll be using my computer for basically everything. Programs, watching HD movies, gaming (from oldest to newest games). So a bit of everything.
I will reuse my old case, my 2 HDDs, graphics card (HD 4770) which is stil acceptable until I get more money (probably GTX 560 Ti) and 550 W PSU.

I will most likely buy parts from this site http://www.hoh.de here's a google translated site http://translate.goo...tp://www.hoh.de

What I am preferring are Intel CPUs, motherboards with USB 3.0, SATA III, 1600 Mhz RAM support, at least 8 GB 1600 MHz RAM.
I am not a big fan overclocking so I don't need it aswell as dual graphics cards.

So here are the parts I envisioned. If you have better suggestions or corrections please let me know. I'm still a bit of a noob with chipsets and compatibility.


Intel Core i5 3550 4x3.30GHz So1155 Box Ivy Bridge
http://www.hoh.de/ha...-box-ivy-bridge

MSI Z68A-G43 (G3) Z68 Sockel 1155 ATX DDR3
http://www.hoh.de/ha...l-1155-atx-ddr3

Kingston 8GB KIT PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 HyperX blu 2x4GB
http://www.hoh.de/ha...u-2x4gb?c=38911 This one has XMP profile? Will it be 1600 Mhz at start or will I need to overclock it? I'm not familiar with this.


So total price of this combo is 303,88 €.

What do you think?
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I think I would head over to tomshardware and find out what their current 500buck build is then see if you can upgrade to some of the parts of the 1000 build since you allready have a hd and case etc copy what they have and buy it for yourself.

They are quite knowledgeable and I like to use their builds for my rigs since they are always up to speed with new parts and prices. as well as benchmarks of those parts.

Look around not all stores have the best prices for every part. newegg and pricewatch are good resources.

Good luck!
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Ok thanks!
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For more future proof upgrade options change your MB to the newer Z77 platform.
http://www.dabs.com/...tm_content=TB00
http://www.ebuyer.co...12800cl9d-8gbxl
Will take you over your budget by 24.76 € but will be worth it, you could stick with your Ram and my suggested MB as an alternative option.
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Alright! Thanks for the tip!
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You are welcome :thumbsup:
Let us know what your final list is or if you have any questions.
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