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Thanks for the input so far guys, might go for SSD & GPU
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If you have $500, have you considered Intel?
If he was building a new system going to an i5-2500 or even an i3-2100 would be an excellent option but for now, since he is only upgrading, he should keep his CPU. It will perform fine in the games he will be playing.

@OP, if you really want an SSD get an M4 64GB, they are about $100. I saw one on ebay for that price a little earlier this week, it might be gone though. In reality you should be spending all of your money on a GPU and PSU upgrade.

Assuming you can get a m4 for $100. That leaves you $400 to spare. You can get a GTX 570 and a 600W PSU. You can probably go with a 500W PSU too, but this just leaves plenty of room for overclocking. These two pieces will run you at $400 total.


EDIT:

Sorry didnt see the Denmark part, where are you ordering from?
Edited by Ironman517 - 10/17/11 at 12:20pm
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If he was building a new system going to an i5-2500 or even an i3-2100 would be an excellent option but for now, since he is only upgrading, he should keep his CPU. It will perform fine in the games he will be playing.

@OP, if you really want an SSD get an M4 64GB, they are about $100. I saw one on ebay for that price a little earlier this week, it might be gone though. In reality you should be spending all of your money on a GPU and PSU upgrade.

Assuming you can get a m4 for $100. That leaves you $400 to spare. You can get a GTX 570 and a 600W PSU. You can probably go with a 500W PSU too, but this just leaves plenty of room for overclocking. These two pieces will run you at $400 total.


EDIT:

Sorry didnt see the Denmark part, where are you ordering from?
Sounds great for now, I was thinking about a 128gb SSD instead of 64, but we'll see. I had something like what you suggest in mind. I will also need some cash for a new case since my current one is really really small and has no bays for additional HDDs.

Also i have no idea where to order since i don't know any sites that are cheap and ship to denmark. I really envy everyone who can use newegg ._.
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Sounds great for now, I was thinking about a 128gb SSD instead of 64, but we'll see. I had something like what you suggest in mind. I will also need some cash for a new case since my current one is really really small and has no bays for additional HDDs.

Also i have no idea where to order since i don't know any sites that are cheap and ship to denmark. I really envy everyone who can use newegg ._.
You dont really need a 128GB SSD. You will not notice any real improvement when gaming, take it from me. I would know, look at my sig rig's Hard Drive
64 GB SSD and a big HDD is much better. This way you can spend your money on more important upgrades. SSD only help with the inital load times of games. Which is usually pretty fast anyways. It will not help your FPS what-so-ever

EDIT:
Also, you should change your original post, I think you have 1333 MHz DDR3 ram. What did you use to check the speed of your RAM?

What you are mainly looking at for your upgrade should be a GPU and PSU upgrade.
Edited by Ironman517 - 10/17/11 at 1:22pm
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You dont really need a 128GB SSD. You will not notice any real improvement when gaming, take it from me. I would know, look at my sig rig's Hard Drive
64 GB SSD and a big HDD is much better. This way you can spend your money on more important upgrades. SSD only help with the inital load times of games. Which is usually pretty fast anyways. It will not help your FPS what-so-ever

EDIT:
Also, you should change your original post, I think you have 1333 MHz DDR3 ram. What did you use to check the speed of your RAM?

What you are mainly looking at for your upgrade should be a GPU and PSU upgrade.
I used CPU-Z (CPUID) to check it. But i think i it wrong



What would you say would be my best options with my current budget ?
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I say new GPU and RAM.
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I used CPU-Z (CPUID) to check it. But i think i it wrong

*IMG SNIP*

What would you say would be my best options with my current budget ?
Your ram is 1333 MHz, multiply the number in CPU-Z by 2.

Upgrade your GPU and PSU, your RAM is fine and you will not notice a difference.
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Your ram is 1333 MHz, multiply the number in CPU-Z by 2.

Upgrade your GPU and PSU, your RAM is fine and you will not notice a difference.
Thanks a lot, can you recommend anything in specific?
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Thanks a lot, can you recommend anything in specific?
GTX 570 or 560 Ti and a 500W-600W Corsair/Antec PSU.
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