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The best gaming PC parts for 500 bucks

I've been thinking of what to upgrade on my PC for awhile. I got approximatly 500$ to spend on parts/a part. My current specs are as follows: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series Gaming graphics 8950 MB Total available graphics memory and about 1.5 terabytes of HDD memory. As you may notice i just copied that from the Performance Information and Tools, so I have no clue about specifics. So which thing could i use some work on the most? Also some suggestions would be nice for a part.
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More about gaming parts 500 bucks
  1. spend
    1) $150 of your cash on a FX8320
    2) $250 of your cash on a GTX 760
    3) $100 of your cash on a Samsung 840 Evo (120gb) then migrate your OS onto the SSD, and use it as your boot drive.

    should be good to go.
  2. ingtar33 said:
    spend
    1) $150 of your cash on a FX8320
    2) $250 of your cash on a GTX 760
    3) $100 of your cash on a Samsung 840 Evo (120gb) then migrate your OS onto the SSD, and use it as your boot drive.

    should be good to go.

    How big of an upgrade would this be from my current parts?
  3. ingtar33 said:
    spend
    1) $150 of your cash on a FX8320
    2) $250 of your cash on a GTX 760
    3) $100 of your cash on a Samsung 840 Evo (120gb) then migrate your OS onto the SSD, and use it as your boot drive.

    should be good to go.

    How big of an upgrade would this be from my current parts?
  4. ingtar33 said:
    spend
    1) $150 of your cash on a FX8320
    2) $250 of your cash on a GTX 760
    3) $100 of your cash on a Samsung 840 Evo (120gb) then migrate your OS onto the SSD, and use it as your boot drive.

    should be good to go.

    How big of an upgrade would this be from my current parts?
  5. ingtar33 said:
    spend
    1) $150 of your cash on a FX8320
    2) $250 of your cash on a GTX 760
    3) $100 of your cash on a Samsung 840 Evo (120gb) then migrate your OS onto the SSD, and use it as your boot drive.

    should be good to go.

    How big of an upgrade would this be from my current parts?
  6. ingtar33 said:
    spend
    1) $150 of your cash on a FX8320
    2) $250 of your cash on a GTX 760
    3) $100 of your cash on a Samsung 840 Evo (120gb) then migrate your OS onto the SSD, and use it as your boot drive.

    should be good to go.

    How big of an upgrade would this be from my current parts?
  7. ingtar33 said:
    spend
    1) $150 of your cash on a FX8320
    2) $250 of your cash on a GTX 760
    3) $100 of your cash on a Samsung 840 Evo (120gb) then migrate your OS onto the SSD, and use it as your boot drive.

    should be good to go.

    How big of an upgrade would this be from my current parts?
  8. ingtar33 said:
    spend
    1) $150 of your cash on a FX8320
    2) $250 of your cash on a GTX 760
    3) $100 of your cash on a Samsung 840 Evo (120gb) then migrate your OS onto the SSD, and use it as your boot drive.

    should be good to go.

    How big of an upgrade would this be from my current parts?
  9. Best answer
    internet_man_415 said:
    ingtar33 said:
    spend
    1) $150 of your cash on a FX8320
    2) $250 of your cash on a GTX 760
    3) $100 of your cash on a Samsung 840 Evo (120gb) then migrate your OS onto the SSD, and use it as your boot drive.

    should be good to go.

    How big of an upgrade would this be from my current parts?



    lets see... the fx 8320 is about 15% faster at the same clock speeds as the 8120 you have... and should overclock better too.

    the gtx 760 is about x2 better gpu then your current gpu, so that will be a significant improvement

    and once you have an SSD, you'll never go back to a hard drive again. Simply put it's the biggest "user experience" improvement you can make.
  10. ingtar33 said:
    internet_man_415 said:
    ingtar33 said:
    spend
    1) $150 of your cash on a FX8320
    2) $250 of your cash on a GTX 760
    3) $100 of your cash on a Samsung 840 Evo (120gb) then migrate your OS onto the SSD, and use it as your boot drive.

    should be good to go.

    How big of an upgrade would this be from my current parts?



    lets see... the fx 8320 is about 15% faster at the same clock speeds as the 8120 you have... and should overclock better too.

    the gtx 760 is about x2 better gpu then your current gpu, so that will be a significant improvement

    and once you have an SSD, you'll never go back to a hard drive again. Simply put it's the biggest "user experience" improvement you can make.

    i was thinking maybe save the money and keep my current processor and then eitherspend the extra money for a higher gtx card and/or maybe water cooling
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