I am going to be building a new computer and would like some more knowledgeable person(s) to confirm that what I have chosen will be suitable. I built my current computer but it was over 5 years ago now and I have not kept up with all the new GPU, CPU etc releases so I really have no idea what is good and what is not. My last build was when the Geforce 9800 GT was adequate for most current games.
Anyway, my current system is;
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz Socket 775 1066MHz FSB 3MB L2 Cache
GPU - ATI Radeon HD 4870
RAM - Kingston 3GB Kit (1x1GB and 1x 2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory Non-ecc CL5 Unbuffered 1.8V
PSU - Corsair 500W CX Series PSU
MOBO - ASUS P5N-E SLI
Case - Crappy Maplins (UK) generic case
HD - 500GB
What I am thinking to upgrade to, is;
CPU - AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz Socket AM3+ 14MB Cache
GPU - Sapphire R9 270X OC DUAL-X 2GB GDDR5
RAM - G.Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V
PSU - Corsair CX 500W Fully Wired 80+ Bronze Power Supply
MOBO - Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 DDR3 ATX
Case - Antec 300 Three Hundred Two Tower Case - with USB 3.0
HD - WD Black 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5-inch SATA 6 7200 RPM 64 MB
Optical drive - Samsung SH-224DB 24X Internal DVD Writer with SATA
I got this list above for the new build from this website which I think was a good starting place; http://lifehacker.co...or-600-and-1200 (due to not building a PC since 2009/10.
I can get all the components listed above for the new build for only £525 in the UK. So if there is anything that can be changed or upgraded further than please say as I could spend a bit more money. But what is most important, do the parts listed above work togther and equate to a half decent gaming/all rounder PC ?
Edited by peyote, 25 May 2014 - 06:16 AM.