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New thread direction, see this post:
http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.php?showtopic=194297&p=2115292


If you have parts that you're not using, that are less than 2 years old and that you for some reason haven't put into the OCC marketplace yet, let me know.
Also if anyone wants to buy my current X3220 CPU let me know.

If anyone is a member of other computer forums and knows of any other members selling decent equipment I'd love to know about it.


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What? You're actually upgrading? WTF? The world is ending in 2012! :P

 

An actual budget would help, too.

 

Whatever you upgrade for the CPU/MB, you know what memory to get. The 2 x 4GB Samsung Extreme Low Voltage Model MV-3V4G3D/US: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096

 

I'd recommend a used 2500K if found for $120, and an ASUS Z68 or Z77 motherboard if found for $75 used, or slightly higher for open box: Z68 or Z77

 

The good thing about a budget system as yours, you don't need more than 1 PCIEx16 slot.

 

For a graphics card, an HD 7850 for $150 and overclock that sucker. I got both my MSI HD 7850 Power Editions for $153 each, and they are just crazy performers.

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This is all purely speculative at the moment, this is just something on the backburner for now.

I may get excited and really get into this, who knows?

 

 

What is my cheapest upgrade path as of right now, taking into account that I usually upgrade the CPU a few times over the years?

 

 

Obviously I want to upgrade to something equivalent (just upgrade to a newer socket, then get better parts later) or better performing system.

I like buying used.

 

What I need:

 

  • CPU
  • Motherboard
  • Memory

 

 

Things I can keep from my old system:

 

  1. Antec 430W PSU
  2. GTX 285 (or I can use a 4750 I 'acquired')
  3. Harddrives
  4. Antec P182 chassis
  5. optical drives
  6. etc.

 

My current system, short of the case and power supply and hardrives are all used parts.

 

I know its definitely not the most sensical way to go about it, but I like getting the cheapest used parts I can find and then slowly fine tuning the system how I like it over the next few years.

 

It seems like AMD is the way to go for budget now too (at least from what I've been reading) and there are a metric [expletive]-ton of CPU options for AM3+ as well, from semprons right up to bulldozer chips.

 

DDR3 is dirt cheap too...

 

 

 

If you made it this far and haven't yet facepalmed :pfp: or shaken your head in disbelief then thanks.

 

 

Should I wait until I have the money to just outright buy a new system all at once?

 

AMD or Intel for an extreme budget build?

 

If you have parts that you're not using, that are less than 2 years old and that you for some reason haven't put into the OCC marketplace yet, let me know.

Also if anyone wants to buy my curent CPU, motherboard and 8GB DDR2, whenever I actually decide to upgrade, let me know.

 

 

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amd crosses my mind once i a while too andrew...prolly cheapest way to go [expletive deleted] ,...no just wait until you have enough for the three essentials

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What? You're actually upgrading? WTF? The world is ending in 2012!
Hey, FWIW my system still does everything I want it to quite well.

Games play well enough too, I just figured I would upgrade and get some new stuff with the ability later on to drop in better parts and be set for ANOTHER 5 years.

 

:P

 

 

An actual budget would help, too.
Stupidly low budget?

I'm thinking $300 at the absolute most, including shipping on all the parts.

 

Whatever you upgrade for the CPU/MB, you know what memory to get. The 2 x 4GB Samsung Extreme Low Voltage Model MV-3V4G3D/US: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096
I'm so out of the loop, why these specific modules?

 

I'd recommend a used 2500K if found for $120
If I can find one for about that price I'd be quite happy.

 

And an ASUS Z68 or Z77 motherboard if found for $75 used, or slightly higher for open box: Z68 or Z77
Yeah, I'd definitely be going used.

 

The good thing about a budget system as yours, you don't need more than 1 PCIEx16 slot.

 

For a graphics card, an HD 7850 for $150 and overclock that sucker. I got both my MSI HD 7850 Power Editions for $153 each, and they are just crazy performers.

I'll be sticking with either the GTX285 or the 4750 that I have for now.

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Hey, FWIW my system still does everything I want it to quite well.

Games play well enough too, I just figured I would upgrade and get some new stuff with the ability later on to drop in better parts and be set for ANOTHER 5 years.

 

:P

 

 

Stupidly low budget?

I'm thinking $300 at the absolute most, including shipping on all the parts.

e350, or e450 hudson mini itx $180 - $190... ? ,,,,has one pcie express slot for your own graphics if you wanna do that, or just use onboard graphics,... 8 gigs compatible ram ...$50...the e450 that i was using in my truck has been housebroken and has replaced the sheils's dell...

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Hey, FWIW my system still does everything I want it to quite well.

Games play well enough too, I just figured I would upgrade and get some new stuff with the ability later on to drop in better parts and be set for ANOTHER 5 years.

 

:P

 

 

Stupidly low budget?

I'm thinking $300 at the absolute most, including shipping on all the parts.

I think it's a great endeavor, I am still budget conscious for all my builds.

 

I think if you want it to last 5 years, a quad core is the only way to go. Maybe overclocking isn't needed, so if you can find a cheap used i5 2300 for $75 most likely when someone decides to upgrade, you can buy this Open Box ASUS P8H61-M LX PLUS for $55.99. That's $131, and you'll be able to find 2x4GB memory for $25 or even $30 no problem. Maybe sell your existing components and grab a HD 7850 to stay under budget.

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e350, or e450 hudson mini itx $180 - $190... ? ,,,,has one pcie express slot for your own graphics if you wanna do that, or just use onboard graphics,... 8 gigs compatible ram ...$50...

Honestly I'd love to go matx or mitx, but I'd want to go with something I can change the CPU in to a better performing one at some point.

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I think if you want it to last 5 years, a quad core is the only way to go.
Definitely, theres no way I'd go down to 2 cores.

 

Maybe overclocking isn't needed, so if you can find a cheap used i5 2300 for $75 most likely when someone decides to upgrade.
Perhaps I'll want 'MORE POWER!!!' at some point but yeah, I think a 2300 would pretty much destroy my Q6600.

 

IYou can buy this Open Box ASUS P8H61-M LX PLUS for $55.99. That's $131, and you'll be able to find 2x4GB memory for $25 or even $30 no problem. Maybe sell your existing components and grab a HD 7850 to stay under budget.
Seems fairly good so far, though I'm not ready to commit just yet.

 

I want this to be the best I can get for the cheapest price.

 

I got my X3220 and an ASUS Pro something or other motherboard for $150 shipped, plus until i bought my first 4GB set I used 2GB of memory I had lying around.

I've really upgraded this rig over the past 5 years...

 

 

If anyone is a member of other computer forums and knows of any other members selling decent equipment I'd love to know about it.

I'll add this into the first post too.

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Honestly I'd love to go matx or mitx, but I'd want to go with something I can change the CPU in to a better performing one at some point.

then you're gonna want to go intel socket 1155,....you can still do that for el cheapo too ! this is awesome and has cpu upgrade path options, but the ram is 204 pin...don't know why zotac went that way ... this too...

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If anyone is a member of other computer forums and knows of any other members selling decent equipment I'd love to know about it.

I'll add this into the first post too.

Lol, I sometimes do, but for great deals I usually gobble them up fast. I got an i5 3570K and an ASUS P8Z77-m Pro for $243 shipped. $50 cheaper than if I paid for them at Microcenter with a $50 off special when buying a Z77 motherboard.

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Lol, I sometimes do, but for great deals I usually gobble them up fast. I got an i5 3570K and an ASUS P8Z77-m Pro for $243 shipped. $50 cheaper than if I paid for them at Microcenter with a $50 off special when buying a Z77 motherboard.

wow that's a good price,...microcenter, newegg, fry's are all pretty close to me, so i forget op have less choices...

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