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Best possible Cpu/Gpu/Mobo combo for around $300?

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2 years ago#1
My PC has been having some annoying issues lately and I want to just put together a quick budget build. If at all possible I want something more focused on being up-gradable rather than just the best possible performance for that price. Though it's not too big of a concern. I don't want to play anything too demanding probably the most demanding game I play is Borderlands 2 and I'm perfectly content on low setting as long as I get decent fps and it is a smooth experience.

Also I'm curious what I should focus on when looking at motherboards? Obviously it needs to be compatible with everything and fit comfortably in my case but is there anything else I should look for to know whether it's a particularly good one or not? I'm kind of tempted to just choose the lowest priced one that's compatible with everything and focus on getting the best possible CPU/GPU but I imagine that wouldn't be a good idea >_>
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2 years ago#2
Doesn't matter, didn't even look at your post. $300 is not enough for any worthwhile combination of CPU, GPU, and mobo.
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2 years ago#3
MasterDonGero posted...
Doesn't matter, didn't even look at your post. $300 is not enough for any worthwhile combination of CPU, GPU, and mobo.


... Helpful. It will be fine for me. I have been pretty much satisfied for the past 6 years with my ati 4650 and intel core 2 duo @2.33ghz before the fan on the GPU broke and then now (separate issue) the CPU started having major overheating issues. It could play everything I wanted decently enough and rebuying those would be way cheaper than $300. $300 will be a very noticeable performance increase for me.

Anyways I've been looking and I'm thinking 7790 for the card it is only $115 on newegg and is definitely way way better than my 4650. For CPU I don't really know what will be decent in the $100-$150 range but it's looking like some of the i3s are pretty good for the price/power? For the mobo I still have no idea
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2 years ago#4
I think this should be ok

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1C3LQ
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2 years ago#5
In all honesty get a solid mobo/CPU and use the integrated graphics till you can afford a decent card. The AMD APUs are very good these days and the Intel igps are fairly decent as well.
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2 years ago#6
Orestes417 posted...
In all honesty get a solid mobo/CPU and use the integrated graphics till you can afford a decent card. The AMD APUs are very good these days and the Intel igps are fairly decent as well.


this is a good idea. nab a i5-4670k and a $100-ish MoBo, and then put in a dedicated GPU later. The HD 4600 should be able to do BL2 on low/medium easily enough.
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2 years ago#7
tc you probably need some ram also since your old pc probably used DDR2.
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