Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78lmt-s2 (rev 1.2)(got this and a Raidmax full ATX case, a 500W power supply, and a couple of case fans used for $80, not only was it a good deal but it allowed me to upgrade parts gradually since everything important I already had was compatible): $80
CPU: FX-6300 kept at base clock of 3.5 GHz: roughly $110
CPU fan: SilverStone Argon Series AR02(had to get this because old CPU fan didn't fit in new motherboard): $15
RAM: 4GB DDR3 @1333 MHz(should be 8GB sometime this month or the next): $50-60 for 8GB
GPU: Sapphire Radeon R9 270 Dual-X Edition With OC $160(was purchased before GTX 960 came out, otherwise would have saved up the extra $40 or so to get it instead, otherwise only competition was 750Ti at the same price point, current card outstrips that no problem)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium: free(suffice it to say some arm-twisting on support allowed me to get a new license and keep my Windows 7 installation genuine)
Total upgrade cost: $415-425
What do y'all think, did I do good?
Edited by asmcint, 05 July 2015 - 05:03 PM.