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Hey guys!
I'd like to upgrade my PC. My budget is $350, I know it's not much. I need a new CPU (current: Intel Pentium 4 or whatever but it's ancient), a new motherboard, ATX if possible for future upgrades (current: Asus P5SLNI, also ancient), and at least 8 GB-s of RAM. (current: 4 GB). For this much this is not an easy task to get an upgrade, but I hope someone can come up with a great combo.
Thanks,
Ábel
 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($166.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX Core Edition 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $328.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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A12MO12

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Not sure if you wanted US prices but this could do it.
Edit: added a CPU cooler

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($113.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D9L 46.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.69 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-Pro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $330.66
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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If its that ancient Pentium 4 it means that you cant really do an upgrade you are going to be building a Pc from scratch as none of the components even the case would be good enough for a shiny new build.

Would you like a new build ? in around less than 380 ?
 

Xino

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Do you think the cooler is necessary? Maybe we could cut it and get an i5 and use that eith the stock cooler? :)
 

Xino

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Well I've considered a new build, but I don't have the money. I figured I would keep the case, hard drives, grapicscard and the antenna and only buy those 3 new things. Why wouldn't they fit?
 

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A12MO12

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Yeah I agree with you, would probably be a good idea to replace the power supply as well. I don't know what kind of GPU he has either. It is very difficult to get it to $350. This is pretty budget build that I came up with but it is over budget...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Biostar Hi-Fi A85S3 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($58.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $492.80
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R7 260X 2GB Core Edition Video Card ($121.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($41.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $414.80
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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CTurbo

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It's not unrealistic to get a whole new build for $350 not counting the OS

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD A8-7600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($50.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 Low Profile Red 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($47.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.89 @ OutletPC)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($27.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $278.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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A12MO12

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wow nice, would probably be worth it to spend bit more on the power supply though?
 

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Wow I'm overwhelmed guys. Okay so I made a list of the components:
Case: GYGABITE Cupio 6140
Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B5ST
Antenna: TP-LINK TL-WN881ND
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 5670
CPU: Intel Pentium 4
HDDs: Hitachi S543225L9A300, Samsung HD200 HJ
SSD: Corsair Force 3

So this is what I was thinking: reusing the case, grapics card, HDDs and the SSD, the optical drive and the antenna, so we can spare some money on those. Thoughts? :)
 

Xino

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Yes, it was a pretty mediocre build but the motherboard fried and took out the CPU and RAMs too and I only found these crappy parts to replace them with.
 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($166.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX Core Edition 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $328.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-08 15:44 EDT-0400
 

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