I need help! My laptop is about to die soon!

Roshan Rasit

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Hi!!

I really need help! Im on a really tight budget and my 8year old laptop's about to die soon. I have an old desktop as spare, but I really want to upgrade it.

Here are its specs:
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E6700
AMD Radeon HD 5670 GDDR5
4x1GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 RAM
2x 160GB WD HDD
ASUS P5B-E PLUS Motherboard

Is it possible to upgrade the video card, power supply, storage and memory without changing the motherboard? What I currently have in mind is:

WD Carviar Black 500GB 7200RPM
MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card
Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866 MHz CL9 8GB
Corsair RM Series 650W Gold Full Modular

Questions:
Is there anything I can change so that my budget doesn't go over $400? What GPU should I get to replace the current one(If it's possible?)? I don't need alot of storage so the chose the 500GB, however there's a smaller one called SSD, what's the difference between SSD and HDD? Will the performance decrease if I were to choose an SSD? What's the best Graphics card to get now, so when I can afford one, I can add on with the SLI/Crossfire configuration.

I just need a gaming rig that can play games like blackshot, dota2 and LoL on high settings.

Thank you so much in advance!
 

pcgaming98

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Jan 24, 2014
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Yeah sure you can upgrade it but dont expect a large different with that processor. It's so old, it can't hold its own with that mammoth of a GPU.

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MmPf4D) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MmPf4D/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-ad860kxbjabox) | $72.89 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaf2a88xmd3h) | $50.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Memory** | [Mushkin Radioactive 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/mushkin-memory-997005) | $49.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003) | $48.45 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3GB Dual-X Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100373l) | $149.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100b10600kr) | $43.99 @ NCIX US
| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $461.30
| Mail-in rebates | -$45.00
| **Total** | **$416.30**
| Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2015-05-06 09:24 EDT-0400 |

I dunno why you'd settle with a 500GB hard drive. 1TB hard drives often cost the same or less. No need to compromise. Anyway, this build I whipped up went a little bit over budget, is that okay?
 

pcgaming98

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Jan 24, 2014
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Yeah sure you can upgrade it but dont expect a large different with that processor. It's so old, it can't hold its own with that mammoth of a GPU.

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MmPf4D) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MmPf4D/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-ad860kxbjabox) | $72.89 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaf2a88xmd3h) | $50.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Memory** | [Mushkin Radioactive 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/mushkin-memory-997005) | $49.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003) | $48.45 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3GB Dual-X Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100373l) | $149.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100b10600kr) | $43.99 @ NCIX US
| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $461.30
| Mail-in rebates | -$45.00
| **Total** | **$416.30**
| Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2015-05-06 09:24 EDT-0400 |

I dunno why you'd settle with a 500GB hard drive. 1TB hard drives often cost the same or less. No need to compromise. Anyway, this build I whipped up went a little bit over budget, is that okay?
 
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