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I am a gamer and editor, and I have been wanting to upgrade for a while.
My budget for the upgrade is about 600 bucks, and my PC specs are below...
Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD7850 1 GB - Graphics
Intel Core i3-3220 - CPU
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
Corsair CX430 ATX - Power Supply
Asus P8H77-I - Motherboard
8gb - ram

I have a Bitfenix mini case

What I am Looking to upgrade
CPU
Looking to buy a SSD
gpu?
motherboard

What that causes me to upgrade
case
PSU

Any help?
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  1. This will be a great non overclocking / overclocking upgrade. If your case can fit it (graphics card). A SSD is not needed for gaming but can be nice. I would stick to these upgrades and wait with the SSD.
    For a SSD I recommend a Samsung 850 EVO.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($166.95 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Micro Center)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($191.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $533.91
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-10 17:41 EDT-0400

    Or for overclocking
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($242.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($100.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($191.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $600.95
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-10 17:41 EDT-0400
  2. IntelTurtleFan said:
    This will be a great non overclocking / overclocking upgrade. If your case can fit it (graphics card). A SSD is not needed for gaming but can be nice. I would stick to these upgrades and wait with the SSD.
    For a SSD I recommend a Samsung 850 EVO.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($166.95 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Micro Center)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($191.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $533.91
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-10 17:41 EDT-0400

    Or for overclocking
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($242.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($100.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($191.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $600.95
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-10 17:41 EDT-0400


    Thanks for the help man, Ill check it out! :D
  3. Your welcome :) if you have questions post again.
  4. IntelTurtleFan said:
    This will be a great non overclocking / overclocking upgrade. If your case can fit it (graphics card). A SSD is not needed for gaming but can be nice. I would stick to these upgrades and wait with the SSD.
    For a SSD I recommend a Samsung 850 EVO.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($166.95 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Micro Center)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($191.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $533.91
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-10 17:41 EDT-0400

    Or for overclocking
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($242.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($100.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($191.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $600.95
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-10 17:41 EDT-0400


    Also I am trying to get a lot better FPS in Ark: Survival Evolved in a bit higher settings, RIght now i have everything turned off and all set to low and i get 30 fps with a lot of lag spikes, will this upgrade help a lot?
  5. Ohoho. This will nearly double performance. :)
  6. IntelTurtleFan said:
    Ohoho. This will nearly double performance. :)


    Oh okay that is good. Also this should run After Effects pretty well then?
  7. Much much better especially the Xeon build :)
  8. IntelTurtleFan said:
    Much much better especially the Xeon build :)


    Oh okay that is good, but a final question. I am looking for a different case, a mid tower or tower instead of the mini itx, any suggestions?
  9. If you can stretch for it this one is great.
    However one last thing. If you upgrade the case I can make the other build cheaper and better.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $79.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-10 19:34 EDT-0400

    On a budget this is okay.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($56.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $56.98
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-10 19:34 EDT-0400
  10. IntelTurtleFan said:
    If you can stretch for it this one is great.
    However one last thing. If you upgrade the case I can make the other build cheaper and better.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $79.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-10 19:34 EDT-0400

    On a budget this is okay.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($56.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $56.98
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-10 19:34 EDT-0400


    Okay! Great! Sorry this question just popped up in my head, would I be able to crossfire with my graphics card and the 280x and what would the difference in FPS be??
  11. Xeon
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($242.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($86.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($191.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $586.95
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-10 19:36 EDT-0400

    or a bit better mobo with the case

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($242.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($95.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($191.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $675.94
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-10 19:37 EDT-0400

    cheaper case
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($242.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($95.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($191.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($56.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $652.93
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-10 19:38 EDT-0400
  12. IntelTurtleFan said:
    Xeon
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($242.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($86.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($191.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $586.95
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-10 19:36 EDT-0400

    or a bit better mobo with the case

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($242.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($95.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($191.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $675.94
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-10 19:37 EDT-0400

    cheaper case
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($242.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($95.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($191.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($56.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $652.93
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-10 19:38 EDT-0400


    Okay! Great! Sorry this question just popped up in my head, would I be able to crossfire with my graphics card and the 280x and what would the difference in FPS be??
  13. With a Gigabyte Z97 Gaming 5 you can crossfire. You cannot crossfire on the H97.
  14. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($95.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $160.98
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-10 21:39 EDT-0400
  15. IntelTurtleFan said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($95.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $160.98
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-10 21:39 EDT-0400


    Okay thanks dude! Would this PC be able to stream CS:GO? Because I tried on my Current PC and all I can get is ping that is over 200, and I know its not my internet, because I can stream some other games fine... So any thoughts?
  16. Yes. :) It could be the internet but it could be the lan card too. I am guessing that the "ping" is referring to latency in ms. I would guess that the server location is too far away.
  17. IntelTurtleFan said:
    Yes. :) It could be the internet but it could be the lan card too. I am guessing that the "ping" is referring to latency in ms. I would guess that the server location is too far away.


    No :) I have different server locations blocked in my firewall, only the server closest to where I live, and I get around 50 ms usually. I do not have a lan card in my computer, I just have a USB connector thing that connects to my Router, if it helps it is the Linksys AC1200+ and I have the exact USB connector thing for it, maybe this Lan Card thing would help? :)
  18. Yes. Ethernet is so much faster than USB or WIFI of any kind. You are probably limited to 1/100th (1 percent) the speed and latency with hard LAN like CAT6.
  19. IntelTurtleFan said:
    Yes. Ethernet is so much faster than USB or WIFI of any kind. You are probably limited to 1/100th (1 percent) the speed and latency with hard LAN like CAT6.


    So Ethernet is a lan card correct? Or is it all wiring (sorry I'm bad at this internet stuff :))
  20. No. You should have Ethernet built into the PC. This is the Ethernet port and cable.



    The RJ 45 is the LAN / Ethernet.
  21. IntelTurtleFan said:
    No. You should have Ethernet built into the PC. This is the Ethernet port and cable.



    The RJ 45 is the LAN / Ethernet.


    Oh okay, so where do I plug the end of the cord into?
  22. The router and the mobo. Most mobos have one and if you do not have one you need a Ethernet LAN PCIe card. The mobo I picked for you has one in it.
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