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So i just turned 18 i want to upgrade my system with some of the bday money i got
Looking for gaming system.

I'm getting a M4 SSD(include in budget), unless you can recommend me something else.
Also i need a cheap but nice case.

I got 500$ in total. (Please note, must be shippable to Denmark)

My system stats:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1035T
Socket AM3 038
Mobo: Packard bell WMCP7878M
Chipset: nForce 720a
RAM: Samsung DDR 6GB, 666,7 Mhz dual channel. (Came with the PC)
GPU: NVidia GeForce GT 320

Don't know anything about the rest. I bought it from a store
If you wanna know more feel free to ask
Edited by Reeckz - 10/16/11 at 11:05am
post #2 of 20
Depends on what games you play but i would say that you should get a better GPU before the SSD. Even better DDR at higher speeeds.
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post #3 of 20
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I mainly play games like League of Legends, Minecraft etc. But i will be playing Battlefield 3, so a new GPU is a option.
post #4 of 20
I just turned 36 and recieved no Bday money...sigh tis not right

Anyhow based on your budget i would get a Crucial M4 64GB as a boot drive. it will make a quite an impact on how your system feels and operates. I would definately suggest a GPU upgrade too.
Edited by Mhill2029 - 10/16/11 at 11:44am
 
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post #5 of 20
With that budget get a AMD 6970 and spend the rest in DDR.

I have a SSD and the only thing it improves is boot times, its not gonna make an impact on gaming.
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post #6 of 20
For gaming, GPU first, but we need to know what PSU you have. Your RAM could also use an upgrade. SSD should come last if you can still afford one with your budget.
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post #7 of 20
If you have $500, have you considered Intel?

But for gaming, GPU is the #1 thing to upgrade. Upgrade board too.
post #8 of 20
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Right now, i don't know how to get the PSUs power since it's a bought PC.

Now i would like the SSD no matter what. Also anyone can help me with a Case?

Also i look to get either my GPU or RAM upgraded, i don't really feel my CPU needs a upgrade. :s

But thanks for the input so far
Edited by Reeckz - 10/16/11 at 1:45pm
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I would go with the m4, it's really reliable and its quite fast
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post #10 of 20
go for SSD (cheapo 64-80GB one), the rest for GPU and PSU.

Or try SSD and save up for more budget.
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