Another upgrade thread Tags: PC gaming Processors Motherboards Video Games Product Last response: August 30, 2012 8:52 AM in Video Games Share ludloj August 30, 2012 3:56:06 AM Motherboard: P5N rev 1.02G Ram: (2) sticks of 2 gigs = 4 gigs Processor: Intel Duo Core E7200 @ 2.53GHz GPU: 9600GT OS: Vista I have a $500 budget. What upgrades should I get as a gamer? More about : upgrade thread Sunius a b V Motherboard August 30, 2012 4:58:34 AM I'll assume you're from US! PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-2310 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.98 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: MSI H61M-P23 (B3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($39.99 @ NCIX US) Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Antec 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($51.00 @ Newegg) Total: $520.95 (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-30 00:58 EDT-0400) How does that sound? . m 0 l simon12 a b V Motherboard August 30, 2012 8:29:20 AM I agree Sunius's suggestion looks good. Depending on what it is you may be able to keep your power supply also check if your drives are SATA or they will not work with it. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Sunius a b V Motherboard August 30, 2012 8:52:34 AM ^ Those must be sata, no way he was a vista machine with PATA hard drive (they didn't make them larger than 40 GB, and Vista would barely fit inside that). m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Another "Upgrade to the 690 or wait" thread Forum Another Bad Company 2 upgrade thread... Forum Another *Rebuild or Upgrade Thread :-) Forum Another upgrade thread Forum YAGCUT (Yet Another Graphics Card Upgrade Thread) Forum Another should I upgrade thread please weigh in Forum Another should I upgrade to 8800 gt thread! Forum Another ''Upgrading CPU or GPU'' Thread Forum another boring "what cpu to upgrade to" thread. Forum SolvedYet another thread about Skyrim stuttering Forum Solvedanother coil whine thread Forum SolvedAnother "5.1 sound on pc" thread Forum SolvedAnother "PSU Blew up" thread Forum SolvedYet Another "Good PC but Slow Game" Thread! Forum SolvedAnother PC component Thread Forum SolvedAnother "Which Should I Get?" Thread (Yay!) --- ASUS G750JX-DB71 vs MSI GS70 2OD-002US Forum SolvedAnother about to purchase thread need double check Forum SolvedYet Another Beginners Build Advice Thread Forum SolvedAnother is this a good build thread... Thanks in advance. Forum SolvedCPU Running At Critical Temps (Yeah, another overheating thread) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Video Games categories Console Gaming PC Gaming Handheld Gaming Nintendo Playstation Servers Sims World of Warcraft Xbox 360 !