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 Post subject: Time for a upgrade after 6 years...
PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:44 am 
8086
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My old E2180 gave me plenty of good years but it's well past time to get some new hardware under the hood. I need a new MB, CPU, memory, and SSD. I plan on reusing my case/PS (500W), optical drive, HDD, and graphics card (5770 - assuming it's still good enough to do some reasonable gaming).

I am thinking AMD quad core since I do very light gaming (mostly flash based) and some old MMORPG's but I was wondering if an A-Series APU would be better then what I have now (5770). I am just trying to get something that will get me at least another 3-4 years without chocking on everything. I figure with memory prices being what they are I should get at least 8GB.

I am trying to keep this as inexpensive as possible. I am open to any suggestions - only requirement is low cost - under $400 would be really nice but can bump that up some for the right hardware.. Any manufacturer's are fine by me - just want something that is stable and maybe have some possible upgrades in the future.

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Time for a upgrade after 6 years...
PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:16 pm 
Smithfield
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.50 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.91 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.81 @ NCIX US)
Total: $372.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-08 03:15 EDT-0400)

I think with what you can recycle, the A-Series APUs won't really add much to the fold. Either they're on par with the 5770 or worse.


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