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Hey, I currently have this build:

Motherboard: ASUS P5KPL/EPU Socket 775
CPU: Intel E7500
GPU: GeForce 8600 GT
RAM: 2x Corsair xms2 2GB DDR2 (a total of 4 GB)
HDD: A slow 160GB Hitatchi

and I think it is quite outdated and can barely run World of Warcraft on low. Is there any way I can upgrade this build by example purchasing a new cheap GPU?

Even though I want to, I do not have the money to replace the motherboard and cpu as well. But if there are some cheap upgrades where I would have to upgrade more parts, you could write the names of the components and I will look them up.

Thanks.
Edited by mvrb - 3/30/13 at 7:29am
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post #2 of 5
Well world of warcraft is an MMO so it's going to be pretty CPU intensive, but I don't see how getting something like a radeon 7850 or a GTX 650ti or better would not help you out. I do see you only have 2GB of ram, you should look into getting at least 4GB maybe even 8GB if you can and have 64 bit windows.
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Really even a 550 wouldn't hurt, while it isn't as new as the 660, I am very happy with mine (and it is $100+ cheaper)
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Thanks for your reply, but I actually have 2x 2GB (total of 4GB). But what CPU would you recommend for my motherboard? If I am going to replace both CPU and GPU I may as well purchase a new motherboard and go 2011/1155 as well, I guess.
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Originally Posted by mvrb View Post

Thanks for your reply, but I actually have 2x 2GB (total of 4GB). But what CPU would you recommend for my motherboard? If I am going to replace both CPU and GPU I may as well purchase a new motherboard and go 2011/1155 as well, I guess.

If your looking for an inexpensive way, purchase from the market place here for an 1156 mobo/cpu combo. Since they are discontinued, you can get them for cheap. I was able to upgrade recently from an i3 to an i7 for 80 bucks, granted it's old tech. but it wont eat into your wallet. Then you can use the rest of your $$ on a nice card.
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