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~ $300 to upgrade cpu+mobo for gaming (and hopefully ram)

#1agpantonPosted 9/1/2013 7:49:22 PM
I want to upgrade my computer and im trying to limit myself to $300 for a new cpu+mobo and ram if i have enough left over. Can anyone give me any suggestions on a good combo? This is mostly going to be for FFXIV and RomeTW2
#2donbrifwayPosted 9/1/2013 7:51:04 PM
you want intel
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#3josh_bPosted 9/1/2013 7:58:25 PM
what do you have currently?
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#4Auron_59261Posted 9/1/2013 8:05:39 PM
If you're staying under 300, go with a FX-8320 and mobo of choice.
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#5Kingmichael1337Posted 9/1/2013 8:16:29 PM(edited)
if you can go to microcenter

http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-bundles.aspx or
http://www.microcenter.com/site/products/amd_bundles.aspx

pick one of those bundles. or search for your cpu, add it to the cart, and then search "z87" or "am3+"
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#6agpanton(Topic Creator)Posted 9/1/2013 8:35:32 PM
josh_b posted...
what do you have currently?


A crappy core 2 duo with 4 gb of ram. Im slowly putting together a better pc
#7Devil_wings00Posted 9/1/2013 8:42:00 PM
300 bucks is a pretty good budget. You could grab an AMD 8320/50 and any of a zillion low cost AM3+ boards. As far as ram goes I'm not up on current prices.
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#8DarkZV2BetaPosted 9/1/2013 9:18:57 PM(edited)
I'd suggest a 2500k/3570k and a decent z68/z77 motherboard.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7x27/ for example.
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