Desktop hardware upgrade.

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by TimeFire, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. TimeFire

    TimeFire MDL Novice

    Jun 19, 2013
    I want to upgrade my 3-year-old desktop...

    This is my CURRENT setup:

    Motherboard: Foxconn M61PMV
    Processor: AMD Phenom 8450 X3 @ 2.1GHz.
    RAM: 4GB DDR2 800MHz. (2x2GB)
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6450 1GB
    HDD: Samsung H103SJ 1TB
    I will keep the existing GPU and HDD.

    Actually, i just needed more RAM.
    BUT here's the problem: Since my mobo is a little old, the maximum RAM it supports is 4GB.
    So if i want to upgrade the RAM, i'll have to upgrade both the processor and motherboard.

    I'm not a hardcore gamer, and i don't do video editing or anything like that.
    I just need a faster and more responsive computer.

    So here's my future setup:

    Motherboard: ASRock N68-VS3 FX
    Processor: AMD FX-4100 @ 3.6GHz
    RAM: 8GB DDR3 1333MHz. (2x4GB)
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6450 1GB
    HDD: Samsung HD103SJ 1TB

    What do you think? Is this good?
  2. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

    Sep 2, 2008
    For me I would go Intel on socket 1155. Should be able to get some cheap bits now the newer socket is out.

    Don't know why but I have never been a fan of AMD chips.

    When buying new RAM check it's latency. The lower the better..

    If you want a faster PC maybe go down the solid state drives. Not managed to do this myself but what I have heard this makes a big difference.