Looking to upgrade mobo/GFX

By Boins
Oct 7, 2009
  1. Hi everyone

    after a summer of being absolutely skint/void of money and coming close to annihalating my PC I've decided now that I have some money to upgrade.

    I'm on a students budget so not looking to spend too much, but I'm wanting to get a decent enough system upgraded from my last with a case that will provide sufficient enough cooling, with a view of pawning my old system off on my father who is still running one of those PC's that has a mouse and wheel included with the PSU :p
    (don't worry my system still functions and is more than enough for what he'd use it for :D)

    anyway I just wanted to get some advice, see if the system I've put together is considered enough.



    and possibly


    Currently using a HIPER 530WATT BLACK PSU

    with a few HDDs so they won't be an issue I don't think.

    As I said I'm on a budget, have got a pretty good system at the moment, but think that rather than buying my dad a new computer, would be worth upgrading my own and giving him my current system.

    (AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ 2.21ghz)

    Thanks for your time.

  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +8

    I'd recommend that you go with the AMD Phenom II X3 720 processor instead of the Athlon II X4 620 with this motherboard. Also, the Radeon HD 4870 (1GB) would be a better choice for a gfx card.

    As for the case, I personally like the Antec 900 case better. You can find it here. (However, case is a matter of personal tastes.)
  3. Boins

    Boins TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24


    thanks for the response

    I'll probably go with your suggestions so thanks for that :)

    just read the rules (probs should have done that from the start :/) and thought I'd post up what I have at the moment, just see if anyone has anymore general advice

    current system specs


    ASUS M2N4 SLI with AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual core processor 4200+




    utterly destroyed :/
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