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Which part of my computer should I upgrade first?

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December 9, 2012 9:30:27 PM

HI there,
this is my rig:

Processor: Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q8400 @2.66GHz
RAM: 4 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5P43TD PRO (LGA775)
Graphic card : 896MB GeForce GTX 260
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Which parts of my PC would recommend the most to upgrade?
Or what upgrade will boost my performance the most ?
I am looking for the good upgrade for a reasonable price. What do you recommend me to buy specifically?

Thank you very much in advance :) 

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December 9, 2012 9:31:17 PM

Hi :) 

The graphics card...the best you can afford to replace it...

Oh and some more ram..

All the best Brett :) 
December 9, 2012 9:32:39 PM

Do you think that processor and RAM is still good enough ? :) 
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December 9, 2012 9:48:54 PM

manik12 said:
Do you think that processor and RAM is still good enough ? :) 


Hi :) 

That isn't what you asked...

All the best Brett :) 
December 9, 2012 9:54:03 PM

What do you think about this card ?

ASUS nVidia GeForce GTX660-DC2TG-2GD5, 2GB

or some similar in the same price range ...
Will it be compatibile with my other hardware? (Motherboard)
December 9, 2012 10:32:09 PM

manik12 said:
What do you think about this card ?

ASUS nVidia GeForce GTX660-DC2TG-2GD5, 2GB

or some similar in the same price range ...
Will it be compatibile with my other hardware? (Motherboard)



Hi :) 

Its a decent mid range card and yes it will fit into your mobo...

All the best Brett :) 
December 10, 2012 6:21:15 AM

IM not sure if it has PCI Express 3.0, that might be a problem wouldnt it ?
December 10, 2012 9:24:09 AM

PCI Express 3.0 devices are backwards compatible with PCI Express 1.1 motherboards.
December 10, 2012 2:05:43 PM

the q8400 should be able to handle anything up to a gtx 570 or gtx 660 b4 it starts to bottleneck. but that will also depend on the quality of the rest of the system. to run such a powerful gfx card you would likely need to oc the cpu to 3ghz or more. the q84 will do 3.4-3.6 with good cooling. so yeah a gfx card would be your best purchase.
December 10, 2012 3:30:27 PM

If i was you I would get 4 more GB of ram and + i would invest shits of money into graphics !
December 10, 2012 6:54:22 PM

u should save money for some months and buy a new pc.
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