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For ~$500

New cpu?
New ram?
New mobo?
New graphics card?
New psu?

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post #2 of 9
i'l upgrade cpu and mobo

1366 cpu: $200
1366 MB: $200
win7 pro: $100


edit:
i retract my reccomendation.
with sandy bridge and ivy bridge coming, i'd just wait.
Edited by kiwiasian - 12/26/10 at 8:31am
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yup i would go i7 (1366)
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post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by enri95 View Post
For ~$500

New cpu?
New ram?
New mobo?
New graphics card?
New psu?

Throw some better and faster RAM (2x2GB) in there for $70-$100 and wait. Your computer is plenty good for pretty much everything. Wait a year and your $500 will go much much farther than a new CPU (the guy before forgot to mention the RAM you will need if you upgrade to a 1366 socket since you have DDR2 and it requires DDR3)
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post #5 of 9
better board and RAM

Get a GB UD3R/P and OC that Q9550

I recommend this RAM kit

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148212
Edited by adizz - 12/26/10 at 8:35am
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post #6 of 9
cpu,ram and motherboard! but you should wait a little more until sandy bridge when the prices will go down
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post #7 of 9
Yeah, that's probably the best way to go. Motherboard, CPU, and RAM. You can find a good combo deal on at least two of those if not on all three. There are some good i5/i7 + motherboard combos on Newegg and then you can get 4GB memory for ~$50.
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GTX 580 + 4GB ram set
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Is going with SB 2600k+ $150 mobo + $50 ram good? I may upgrade my graphics card in March too (to something like gtx 570) Hopefully it will be cheaper then. Thanks guys for your answers
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