Quantcast
Help with PC upgrades on a moderate budget?

Forums - PC Discussion - Help with PC upgrades on a moderate budget?

I need Windows 8.

It had two fans but one was completely destroyed, so need to remedy that.

And thanks for the advice guys.



Around the Network
Experimental42 said:
I need Windows 8.

It had two fans but one was completely destroyed, so need to remedy that.

And thanks for the advice guys.


get a big one, not a cheap replacement or an old boxed. and a 280x an everything is fine.

an SSD is nice to have but no musthave, its doesnt speed the things up to much.

 

if u are a student, look if ur univsersity has a deal with m$. got my win7 and 8 for free...



Experimental42 said:
I need Windows 8.

It had two fans but one was completely destroyed, so need to remedy that.

And thanks for the advice guys.

Here ya go

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vYwYmG

All those parts should be perfect for your build. I didn't know if you needed a case or PSU, so I included both just in case. Also, since it sounds like you're new to PC building, I included a modular PSU which is much easier to install overall.

I also added in a cheap SSD that you should boot Windows 8 on, SSDs are amazing in how much snappier they make your computer. Money well spent. Just install games, videos, and music on your HDD while keeping applications on your SSD.

You have an extra $35 to buy yourself a nice mouse or keyboard, so knock yourself out

Edit: By the way, with all these parts you'll have a beastly PC. A 280x will carry you over the next three years, if not more. The parts you already have now are pretty awesome, so it made my job of picking the rest of the parts easier in the end

EDIT 2.0: Switched out the case for one with more compatibility w/ your parts. It's a bit more expensive, but you're still golden @ $23 under budget.



                                                                                                               You're Gonna Carry That Weight.

Xbox One - PS4 - Wii U - PC

What is your PSU? If you are running a low TPD GPU, bumping to a better card will bump up your TPD, and may not work, check out a TPD calculator with your components and what you plan to put in it first...



Unicorns ARE real - They are just fat, grey and called Rhinos

Your PC is fine. Stick a GTX760 or a R9 280X and you are good to go. Those cards will be sufficient for playing games at 1080p at reasonably high settings for quite a while yet.

You can of course spend a little more for a higher end GPU; depending on your needs.

Also, echoing the guys above.. an SSD might also be a good investment; to improve the overall performance of your PC.



Around the Network

that cpu is great, I even got one which is a bit worse with a r9 280x. I'm running bf4 @ 50-60 fps at ultra settings.