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June 17, 2014 10:16:40 PM

My current specs are:

Mobo: MSI P55A-G55 (Socket 1156, PCIe 2.0 x16)
CPU: Intel i5 760 @ 2.80 GHz
GPU: 460 GTX (1 GB) in SLI
I believe my Power Supply is a Corsair that has about 500 - 600 Watts. I am almost certain I have 550.

Anyway, as the the title indicates, I want to upgrade my system. I do not want this to be a full-blown upgrade because I rather wait for the new technology (DDR4, PCIe 4 ..etc). I am willing to spend around $500. I know my rig is a little old, especially my Mobo, but I want to upgrade it enough where I can see major improvements.

I was thinking of just keeping my Mobo and upgrade my GPU to a 660 TI (MSI gaming edition). I am not sure about the CPU though.. Not sure if I should overclock or get an i7 ? I definitely want to avoid bottle necking.

Any help, or recommendations will be much appreciated, thanks!

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June 17, 2014 10:20:17 PM

if you want to get the best prices on new parts go to newegg it should be cheap there and remember you dont need the best parts for your system because you can always overclock.
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June 17, 2014 10:24:02 PM

Coolboy951 said:
if you want to get the best prices on new parts go to newegg it should be cheap there and remember you dont need the best parts for your system because you can always overclock.


yeah I am aware of that, but I am not sure what kind of parts (that's the question) especially when it comes to the CPU. I want to get the best possible performance/upgrades at $500.
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June 17, 2014 10:28:23 PM

you deffintally need a better graphics card Your power supply is GREAT! but yeah a new graphics card and a new motherboard
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June 17, 2014 10:35:11 PM

Coolboy951 said:
you deffintally need a better graphics card Your power supply is GREAT! but yeah a new graphics card and a new motherboard


Thanks for the reply, Yeah I know my motherboard is quite old but the thing is.. if I were to upgrade it that means that i definitely need to buy a new CPU and maybe RAM? (not too sure). I would be spending more than $500. I rather work with what I have.. unless I am totally screwed.
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June 17, 2014 10:48:13 PM

get a 7770 Hd Radeon for graphics card and for motherboard get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CjkKEQ...

get this for cpu its about 150-200$ Core i5-4590

and ram shouldnt be more then 80$ on newegg then youll be fine

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