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WHat should I upgrade?

What should I upgrade?
I have
-7750 OC editon
-A4-5300k
-4gb kingston ram at 1333

I want to gain preformance overall and in games!
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  1. skillzownzu1 said:
    What should I upgrade?
    I have
    -7750 OC editon
    -A4-5300k
    -4gb kingston ram at 1333

    I want to gain preformance overall and in games!


    As rule of thumb, GPU. But I'm unsure. Is the ram a single stick of 4gb's or 2 2gb sticks? If its a single stick, get another single stick of 4gb RAM (preferably an identical stick). Then you would want a new CPU, because 2 core CPU's are a big no-no. Remember if you upgrade your CPU, you need to get a motherboard that matches the socket.

    Edit;

    The CPU needs to be 4 cores or more to see a real gain.
  2. Normally, the GPU is the quickest way to gain gaming frame rate. But since you have a dual core APU, I'd say it's a toss up. You should go for a faster gfx card first followed by an A10-5800K or 6800K
  3. clutchc said:
    Normally, the GPU is the quickest way to gain gaming frame rate. But since you have a dual core APU, I'd say it's a toss up. You should go for a faster gfx card first followed by an A10-5800K or 6800K


    I see well I'm considering a GTX 660, is that the best GPU I can grab for my 450Watt PSU?!
    Also would it be a bad idea to just go ahead and upgrade my cpu first?
  4. skillzownzu1 said:
    clutchc said:
    Normally, the GPU is the quickest way to gain gaming frame rate. But since you have a dual core APU, I'd say it's a toss up. You should go for a faster gfx card first followed by an A10-5800K or 6800K


    I see well I'm considering a GTX 660, is that the best GPU I can grab for my 450Watt PSU?!
    Also would it be a bad idea to just go ahead and upgrade my cpu first?


    Is the RAM you use single or more sticks? If it's single get an identical stick, you'll see a good performance increase, due to dual channel ram. I'd upgrade to a 4 core processor, any will be fine, and, I doubt that the PSU has a high enough wattage.
  5. skillzownzu1 said:
    clutchc said:
    Normally, the GPU is the quickest way to gain gaming frame rate. But since you have a dual core APU, I'd say it's a toss up. You should go for a faster gfx card first followed by an A10-5800K or 6800K


    I see well I'm considering a GTX 660, is that the best GPU I can grab for my 450Watt PSU?!
    Also would it be a bad idea to just go ahead and upgrade my cpu first?


    Well, if you stay with the dual core APU, it may bottle neck the card somewhat. If you plan on eventually upgrading the APU to one of the faster ones I mentioned, then the card will get to use all its 'horsepower'. In the meantime you will see better gaming even with your dual core.
    As far as the PSU, yes... 450W is sufficient. But It will depend on which 450W PSU you have. Do you know the make/model?
  6. clutchc said:
    skillzownzu1 said:
    clutchc said:
    Normally, the GPU is the quickest way to gain gaming frame rate. But since you have a dual core APU, I'd say it's a toss up. You should go for a faster gfx card first followed by an A10-5800K or 6800K


    I see well I'm considering a GTX 660, is that the best GPU I can grab for my 450Watt PSU?!
    Also would it be a bad idea to just go ahead and upgrade my cpu first?


    Well, if you stay with the dual core APU, it may bottle neck the card somewhat. If you plan on eventually upgrading the APU to one of the faster ones I mentioned, then the card will get to use all its 'horsepower'. In the meantime you will see better gaming even with your dual core.
    As far as the PSU, yes... 450W is sufficient. But It will depend on which 450W PSU you have. Do you know the make/model?

    Its a corsair..... 80 plus...
  7. skillzownzu1 said:
    clutchc said:
    skillzownzu1 said:
    clutchc said:
    Normally, the GPU is the quickest way to gain gaming frame rate. But since you have a dual core APU, I'd say it's a toss up. You should go for a faster gfx card first followed by an A10-5800K or 6800K


    I see well I'm considering a GTX 660, is that the best GPU I can grab for my 450Watt PSU?!
    Also would it be a bad idea to just go ahead and upgrade my cpu first?


    Well, if you stay with the dual core APU, it may bottle neck the card somewhat. If you plan on eventually upgrading the APU to one of the faster ones I mentioned, then the card will get to use all its 'horsepower'. In the meantime you will see better gaming even with your dual core.
    As far as the PSU, yes... 450W is sufficient. But It will depend on which 450W PSU you have. Do you know the make/model?

    Its a corsair..... 80 plus...


    Do you use single 4gb stick? If so, you may want to get another 4gb stick, to take advantage of dual channel RAM. That'll help.
  8. Best answer
    The corsair is a top of the line PSU. Your 450W will be fine for a single GTX 660. But think about upgrading the APU soon as well.

    While I agree with the above poster that dual channel is an improvement, the difference between single channel and dual channel is mostly on paper. And yes, you should eventually upgrade to 2 x 4GB of matched memory sticks. (Always use matched pairs of RAM in dual channel)
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