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For a poor man what should I upgrade with my little amount of money... I know I have a crappy build but what should be high on my priorities list first other than a new pc?
    
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For a poor man what should I upgrade with my little amount of money... I know I have a crappy build but what should be high on my priorities list first other than a new pc?
Jrs, what is your budget? I would get rid of that $20 PSU and go with something that is of better quality such as the Corsair series. Both the HX and VX lines are reliable and come with a 5 year warranty. Are you a gamer or a just a power user?

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gamer, plus some moding and such
    
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is there anything special about that psu besides efficiency, Cause it ain't my electric bill
    
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CPU cooler so you can overclock a bit.
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reliability for one.generally generic psu are not capable of running at the specs they are said to be and can fry up your pc if you try.
    
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over clock more? I was thinking about a whole new cpu.
    
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You need a good base to have a solid computer. A nice PSU is a good starting point. When you OC anything, it uses more power.

Also, a lower end PSU like that can die anytime and take most of your other hardware with it.

number 1 on the list should be a decent PSU.
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You could get a 9600 or a 3870 =) either would be a nice upgrade
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post #10 of 15
What is your budget, if it's over $1000, I'd say get a whole new rig.
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