New Pc Build Using Old Parts As Base


Sep 8, 2011
Approximate Purchase Date: As long as the entire computer is assembled [piece by piece if need be] Before 11/11/11

Budget Range: $952 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Extreme Gaming AA,AF theworks,internet,small C++ Programming

Things i have on my current Rig that im hoping can be used in this build to save money:

Current GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 210 1 GB DDR2 Link:

Current Motherboard: MSI GF615M-P33 Link:

Current CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 Link:

Current RAM: 2gigs DDR3 x2 4096MB or 4Gigs

Current case: Cooler Master, However if the new parts any of you suggest Dont fit in the current Case I would be more than willing to ghetto This $hit CardBoardBox Style. ;)

Current PSU: 480w
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,,,

Other miscellaneous that i already have : Mouse,Keyboard,Moniters

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: As long as it is Great for gaming im fine, preferably for games requiring Direct x11

Overclocking: Most definitely ,But no i currently do not have a Cooling system for this.

SLI or Crossfire: I never have before but im all for it if recommended

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Please let me know any suggestions you might have on building a new Rig while utilizing any of the parts of my current one.

Please leave links to the parts you suggest getting.

Thank you for your time.


From what I can see the motherboard is a very limiting factor.

It has no PCI 2.0 support. I would suggest upgrading to a new AM3 motherboard and picking up a new graphics card, something like 6870 or 6950 (if your budget can go that far).

Your pretty much looking for a decent overall build, minus the CPU. This could leave potential to upgrade to AMD's new BullDozer if you wanted to in the future.


Apr 11, 2011
The cheap way

Scythe SCMG-3000 120mm Heat Pipe CPU Cooler

XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

XFX HD-695X-ZNDC Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

and you keep motherboard, RAM and CPU. You overclock your CPU to 3,8 - 4,0 GHz and BAM. You can play everything!

325$ with MIR