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Looking to get CPU/Mobo/RAM for ~$400

#1shadosnekoPosted 8/8/2014 3:05:22 PM
Currently running an E8400 with 4GB RAM, but looking to upgrade to something more current. I do play PC games quite a bit. I already own the rest of the system, so I'm not concerned about GPU, PSU, etc.
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#2PsythikPosted 8/8/2014 3:17:05 PM
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#3shadosneko(Topic Creator)Posted 8/8/2014 3:28:05 PM
Yeah, I'm overclocking to 4GHz and have a GTX560 at the moment.
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#4PsythikPosted 8/8/2014 3:42:34 PM
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#5shadosneko(Topic Creator)Posted 8/8/2014 3:55:46 PM
I feel like I need a second opinion on this, because I got the parts I'm still using for ~$400 6 years ago. I can't imagine it wouldn't be worth some sort of upgrade at this point.
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#6PsythikPosted 8/8/2014 4:03:13 PM(edited)
I just noticed you said that you plan on keeping your case, HDDs, GPU, etc. Disregard what I said. If you bump that budget up by about $100 you could easily do a 4690K + 8GB of 1600MHz RAM + whatever mobo you like. If DDR3 prices weren't so f***ed right now it would've almost been possible with your current budget.
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#7KURRUPTORPosted 8/8/2014 5:18:41 PM
You could get an 8320 a 990fx board and 8g of 1600 ram for under that. Would leave some headroom for shipping and a decent cooler so you can OC it up a bit.
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#8A_THIZZIN_T_REXPosted 8/8/2014 5:34:28 PM
Got a Micro Center near you?
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#9shadosneko(Topic Creator)Posted 8/8/2014 5:44:54 PM
A_THIZZIN_T_REX posted...
Got a Micro Center near you?

No.
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#10A_THIZZIN_T_REXPosted 8/8/2014 5:55:59 PM
In that case, assuming you're still overclocking (but need a new cooler)

i5 build ($465 before rebates):

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CzTCZL

G3258 build ($300):

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bkBZXL
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