Orgazia

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Hello, i have posted a couple of days ago and didnt get any response, mainly because i didnt do it properly. So i hope this time is better.

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as I figure out the proper build

Budget Range: $350-$375 (Canadian) before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Internet, online video streaming (netflix and youtube)

Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM): I'll need RAM, MOBO, CPU, Power Supply, HD and a case.

Do you need to buy OS: No. I have a copy of Windows 7 that i purchased last year


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca, tigerdirect.ca or memoryexpress.com. Mainly because those the only one i know.

Location: Canada

Parts Preferences: No preference due to low budget.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I will be reusing a GPU - Radeon HD 6570 and CPU cooler Zalman CNPS5X performa.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Parents had the computer for ten years, feels like it will give up very soon.



Here is the best build i came up with:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A6-5400K 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.10 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($30.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($60.99 @ Computer Valley)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $341.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-15 13:24 EST-0500)


Thank you very much in advance!
 

Orgazia

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I've been also suggested the following build, that has better CPU and memory.. A little reduction in HD volume but its okay.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($56.35 @ Amazon Canada)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ Computer Valley)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $360.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-15 16:51 EST-0500)