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What would be the biggest upgrade for me?

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My computer is getting a bit outdated and im considering a few upgrades, however I'm on a limited budget so I can really only afford one at this time.

My computer specs are:
Intel core i5 750
MSI P55M-GD45
NVIDIA 9800GTX+
4 GB 1333 RAM
Standard 7200 RPM HDD

Based on those specs, what do you think would be the single biggest upgrade? i've been tossing around buying a small SSD to install my OS on. However, my computer is a little skimpy on RAM. Also, the video card could use updating. I'd get a 6870. I've also considered upgrading to Sandy bridge and getting a core i7 2700k, but that's a little out of the question right now. So which should I upgrade? SSD, Video Card, or RAM? smile.gif

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What do you use the computer for? If it is gaming then the GPU, hands down.

Over 4GB of RAM gives no noticable boost to games
SSDs offer a slight boost in level loading times or texture loading in open world games over HDDs but no increase in FPS

If you use your computer for something else then this might change the reccomendation.
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