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    Help Me out here!

    ok guys i have a motherboard: Gigabyte GA-M55SLI-S4 and desktop tower already, i would like to know what power supply, GPU and also Processor, would be best for gaming and most recommended. i have a low budget so dont be pullin up some $1000 gpu's LOL, the most ill spend on all is $300 us dollars.

    Edit: Don't be saying its a shitty motherboard or soo cuz i work with what i have atm.
    Last edited by zachair; 02-20-2013 at 04:39 PM.
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    You're not going to be able to upgrade a GPU or CPU with that motherboard, it's just not happening.

    What I could muster up for $300:

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
    ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+
    CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W
    100357-2GL Radeon HD 7750 2GB

    Total: $289.96 w/ PSU rebate (Rebate is $10)

    You'll probably need to (what I mean is you'll definitely need/have to) upgrade your RAM too if your motherboard is that old.

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)
    Total: $319.95 w/ PSU rebate

    or
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    Total: $339.95 w/ PSU rebate
    Last edited by Liteaku; 02-20-2013 at 09:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liteaku View Post
    You're not going to be able to upgrade a GPU or CPU with that motherboard, it's just not happening.

    What I could muster up for $300:

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
    ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+
    CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W
    100357-2GL Radeon HD 7750 2GB

    Total: $289.96 w/ PSU rebate (Rebate is $10)

    You'll probably need to (what I mean is you'll definitely need/have to) upgrade your RAM too if your motherboard is that old.

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)
    Total: $319.95 w/ PSU rebate

    or
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    Total: $339.95 w/ PSU rebate
    is the ASUS M5A78L-M LX compatible with all the stuff you mustered up? (this is the mother board you selected.)
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    It supports socket AM3+, the CPU is AM3 but it's backwards compatible, it also supports CPU wattage up to 125, the CPU takes 125 watts.
    ASUS - - ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS

    The GPU is PCI-Express 3.0, but will work in a 2.0 slots, just not as fast as it could.

    Also, there are two other 7750s you could buy, this Gigabyte one or this MSI one. They're the same cards essentially but I personally like the style of the MSI one the most.

    About the RAM I suggested, AMD says their AM3 socket Phenom II CPUs support DDR3-1333 - "Support for unregistered DIMMs up to PC2 8500(DDR2-1066MHz) and PC3 10600 (DDR3-1333MHz) – AM3"

    You'll need to overclock your RAM to achieve the 1600 speed with that motherboard, and correct me if I'm wrong but the CPU too. My mistake,
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
    or
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333.

    You could even also look into getting a FX series CPU from AMD. Though I kind of uh... don't recommend it.

    @zachair
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liteaku View Post
    You're not going to be able to upgrade a GPU or CPU with that motherboard, it's just not happening.

    What I could muster up for $300:

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
    ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+
    CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W
    100357-2GL Radeon HD 7750 2GB

    Total: $289.96 w/ PSU rebate (Rebate is $10)

    You'll probably need to (what I mean is you'll definitely need/have to) upgrade your RAM too if your motherboard is that old.

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)
    Total: $319.95 w/ PSU rebate

    or
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    Total: $339.95 w/ PSU rebate
    Ok im going to buy all those things you gathered,the only things left is the tower case and hard-drive which i already have....and for the wires, im just gonna buy all the items and see if i need any connector's. Thank you very much !
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    It supports socket AM3+, the CPU is AM3 but it's backwards compatible, it also supports CPU wattage up to 125, the CPU takes 125 watts.

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