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What should I upgrade next?

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I was wondering what should I upgrade next, or just keep it like how it is.

It could be any brand (AMD, Intel, ATI, Nvidia, etc.)
Mainly gaming, watching movies and music.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by SinX7 View Post

I was wondering what should I upgrade next, or just keep it like how it is.
It could be any brand (AMD, Intel, ATI, Nvidia, etc.)
Mainly gaming, watching movies and music.
Thanks!

my cousin just went from i5 650 to i5 750/760 and he got huuuuuuge jump in performance, crysis 2 used to lag on low settings (he got GTX 470) after he upgraded to a quad core i5 it ran pretty smooth (60 constant high-ultra settings + vsync on)
EDIT: forgot to mention that this small upgrade made a huge jump, you can buy new i5 quad core, and sell you dual core for alittle less, i found the i5 750 on a great deal for 99 bucks, bought it for him and now selling the i5 650 for ~145 i hope that helped
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Thanks for the suggestion, after a couple of days of thinking, I was planning to get a SSD or another monitor (For my PS3) Or a case for watercooling.
Edited by SinX7 - 4/17/12 at 11:48pm
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ssd. you'll love it. makes it feel almost like a new comp.
    
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ssd. you'll love it. makes it feel almost like a new comp.

but his gaming experience is going to be the same, the only difference he'll get in gaming is that maps would load faster.. i'd rather go CPU first and ssd later, (plus their prices are dropping) thumb.gif
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My vote goes to the CPU, overclock it if you havent wink.gif and/or upgrade it to a quad core.
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