Upgrade help

By techyy72tech
Aug 26, 2013
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  1. The following is my current configuration..

    Intel 3rd gen core i5 processor
    Intel DH61WW motherboard
    GeForce GT610 2GB GPU
    Seagate 3TB HDD
    Trancend 4GB X 2 ram
    Samsung Optical drive
    Dell ST22 LED monitor
    old local power supply unit is gone(suggest new one)

    I just want to keep my processor, monitor, HDD, Monitor..
    suggest me a motherboard and GPU, PSU..

    budget 30K (max 35K)
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,768   +1,427

    The IGP in Ivy Bridge is better graphics by nearly double than GeForce GT610. If you don't need much better graphics than the GT610, a motherboard with better graphical support could be an option. If you prefer not to use IGP, we need to know what your plans are for the graphics card.
    • Do you game on this PC or do allot of video processing such as editing?
    • Are you planning on going with multiple monitors?
    • What resolutions are you expecting in the future for the card?
    • Are you limited to MicroATX or do you have room for a Standard ATX motherboard?
    You mentioned a budget, but I don't know how to translate 30K (I'm assuming is not dollars) to dollars.
    JC713 likes this.
  3. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,719   +873

  4. techyy72tech

    techyy72tech Newcomer, in training Topic Starter


    1. Sometimes Gaming but mainly for Editing and video processing only
    2. I m not planing to go with multiple monitors..
    3. I am not limited to any motherboard.. suggest the best one..
    4. my budget is in indian Rupees ₹30k(~ $500 - $600)
  5. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,719   +873

    For $500, you need to cut back. I recommend going the AMD route since the Core i5 is half your budget already, and for video editing, you need a good GPU.

    This is what I recommend:
    CPU: AMD FX6350
    Mobo: ASUS M5A78L-M LX Plus
    RAM: 2x4GB RAM (Transcend is fine)
    HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB
    GPU: AMD Radeon 7790
    PSU: Corsair CX500
    Case: Corsair 200R

    You may need to lower the GPU to something less powerful since you need a monitor also.
  6. techyy72tech

    techyy72tech Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    For $500 I want only the motherboard and GPU, PSU., I have other components already
  7. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,719   +873

    Ok, get an ASUS P8-Z77V LK motherboard + Corsair TX650 PSU + nVidia Geforce GTX 760.
    GhostRyder likes this.
  8. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,138   +498

    What JC said is good, though I would personally swap out the GTX 760 for an HD 7970 because they are down to the same price on the Saphire Version of the Cards and the 7970 is more powerful.
    misor and JC713 like this.
  9. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,719   +873

    And if he waits for AMDs announcement next month they may get a further price cut.
    misor likes this.


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