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I recently bought a new pc and these are the specs:

OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
CPU: AMD FX-6300 6 core 3.5 Ghz
RAM: 8GB ddr3 1600mhz
Mobo: Asus M5A97 L2 R2.0
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB
HDD: Seagate 2TB Barracuda 7200RPM 64MB Cache
Optical Drives: SONY BD-ROM BDU-X10S SATA CdRom Device (Taken from my old computer) TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-224BB SATA CdRom Device
Case: Novatech ATX Gaming Case 200(w) x 480(d) x 440(h)mm
PSU: Novatech PowerStation 500W PSU
Cooling: Stock fans


My birthday's coming up in May and my parents said they'd buy me something within reason, so around £200 ($300), but I don't know what to upgrade.
Any suggestions?
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PSU and CPU Cooler

Then I would save for a GPU upgrade, try to upgrade to a 7950. Then, grab a SSD. tongue.gif
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256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
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AudioOtherOtherOther
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB WD Black 64 GB Crucial M4 Sony CD/DVD burner H40 w/ GT AP-15s 
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Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
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Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
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It sounds like that power supply came with the case. I would consider upgrading the power supply
 
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