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
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.co...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.