Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

What part to upgrade first?

Last response: in Systems
Share
November 2, 2013 4:00:37 PM

Hey guys, I'm pretty new to looking at hardware and designing a computer so some help would be appreciated.

I'm looking to upgrade some part of my computer in December just to have some updates and be able to play the newer games safely on high settings. What I have is:

ATI Radeon 5770 Graphics card
i7 Quad-core 860 @ 2.80 GHz CPU
4x4gb DDR3 corsair vengeance Ram
P7P55D LE xtreme phase turbov Motherboard

Which of these should I go about upgrading first? I have around a 300 dollar budget so, I'll be buying one thing at a time most likely. And options for upgrades for the other parts or when to upgrade them would be good too. Thanks!

More about : part upgrade

Best solution

November 2, 2013 4:12:15 PM
Share

GPU - if it were me, and if not already, OC the 860, it's a great CPU, will be like having a brand new computer - don't know what budget is, but get the best GPU you can and watch it as you do to ensure you account for a new PSU if needed
Anonymous
November 2, 2013 4:20:43 PM

I agree with Tradesman1

arrpee
Related resources
November 2, 2013 4:25:10 PM

Maybe upgrade your GPU to something like a 7870. That will serve you well (just make sure your PSU can handle it).
November 2, 2013 10:12:40 PM

Thanks guys!
I went to try and overclock the CPU but apparently all of those settings are grayed out! What do?
November 2, 2013 10:23:11 PM

Check that you have the latest BIOS - also see if there is a toggle in the BIOS to go to an advanced mode
November 2, 2013 10:23:48 PM

Xiges said:
Thanks guys!
I went to try and overclock the CPU but apparently all of those settings are grayed out! What do?


It means that the CPU isn't unlocked. Intel has locked your CPU so that you can't overclock it :/ 
November 2, 2013 10:28:55 PM

Mopkap said:
Xiges said:
Thanks guys!
I went to try and overclock the CPU but apparently all of those settings are grayed out! What do?


It means that the CPU isn't unlocked. Intel has locked your CPU so that you can't overclock it :/ 

__________________________

The 860 can be OCed, what are you talking about? The BIOS may be locked, but shouldn't be on this mobo unless it's from a prebuilt, like Compaq, HP or something - I've had these up around 4GHz
November 2, 2013 10:44:49 PM

Not sure if this constitutes of prebuilt, but I had it made on cyber power

And I can't currently update the bios because none of the updates support windows 8.1
November 2, 2013 10:50:57 PM

CyberPower may have locked the BIOS, may want to give them a holler, don't think they want people OCing then calling on warranty
November 2, 2013 10:56:13 PM

Ohkay, thanks everyone :D 
November 2, 2013 11:04:02 PM

Let us know how all goes
!