Best bang for buck gpu and cpu upgrade? Tags: New Build CPUs Systems Product Last response: July 3, 2009 12:24 AM in Systems Share jonnyd July 2, 2009 8:45:53 PM hi there been out of the upgrade game for some while having put together my system 2 years ago and coasted a bit, not really paying attention to the advances etc now looking for my best bang for buck upgrade for around £300 Current setup is Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.33GHz (1333FSB) - Retail Leadtek GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) Corsair HX 620W ATX Modular SLI Compliant Power Supply (CMPSU-620HXUK) Antec 900 Nine Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case - Black Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme CPU Cooler (Socket AM2/LGA775) Abit IP35 Pro (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard GeIL Black Dragon 2GB (2x1GB) PC2-8500C5 1066MHz DDR2 Dual Channel (GB22GB8500C5DC) With that cooler I have got the CPU running at 3.10GHZ no problems so my question is what would be the best cpu and gpu upgrade I could make for around that price? So far I have been looking around and considering the: XFX GeForce GTX 260 Black Edition 896MB GDDR3 PCI-Express for £150 which supposedly has comparable performance to a 280 and then I'm at a loss for new CPU. Given that Core2duo's still seem to be as good as quads for gaming, and im not looking to update the whole motherboard to go i7 what would you suggest? Main aim is to have a system thats going to handle Modernwarfare 2 on a 22" monitor at good/high graphics detail with no fps loss. cheers in advance for any opinions! More about : bang buck gpu cpu upgrade tecmo34 a c 78 à CPUs July 2, 2009 9:03:42 PM You have two options... IMO ... spend all the money on a GPU... or CPU and GPU upgrade... GPU Only Upgrade Path: BFG GeForce GTX 285 OCX 1024MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card (Includes Terminator Salvation PC Game)(£234.99) WAIT for the DX11 Cards to be Released!! The cards will be out before or at the same time as the release of COD ModernWarfare 2. These cards will out perform the current cards I've listed in both sections... Running your CPU at 3.10GHz is a good number for gaming, so you'll see a bigger impact with a DX11 card when they come out. CPU & GPU Upgrade Path: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 LGA775 'Wolfdale' 3.16GHz (1333FSB) - Retail (£137.99) XFX GeForce GTX 260 Black Edition 896MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card (Includes Terminator Salvation PC Game)(£149.99) jonnyd July 2, 2009 10:01:10 PM thanks for the reply, do you reckon that new CPU would offer better increases ie. if i got it to 4ghz to make it worthwhile or would you put all the money into the GPU? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer xaira a b à CPUs July 3, 2009 12:24:36 AM from the looks of it the 6550 at 3.0 should be sufficient the real gains will be seen with the gtx285 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBest bang for buck? CPU from E6600 to Q6600 (or similar) vs. 2gb to 4gb memory upgrade Forum SolvedMotherboard CPU upgrade under 250 (best bang for buck) Forum Best Bang for the Buck CPU /GPU combo Forum Most bang for the buck - CPU or GPU upgrade? Forum SolvedBest bang for buck CPU Forum SolvedWhich GPU gives you the best bang for the buck? Forum SolvedI'm in the market for a new GPU! I need help deciding which has the best bang for my buck. Forum SolvedBest bang for buck GPU cards. Forum SolvedPurchasing a new GPU! Best bang for my buck? Forum SolvedWhat's the best "bang for the buck" aftermarket CPU cooler for a fx-6300? Forum SolvedBest bang for buck CPU cooler for 4350 oc (4.7ghz +) Forum SolvedBest Bang for the buck GPU Forum SolvedGeneral GPU questions; More Clock speed over V-Mem, best bang-for-buck Forum SolvedUpgrade To GTX 460 v2. Best bang for the buck Forum SolvedBest bang for buck CPU? Forum SolvedCPU best bang for buck $100-$150 Forum SolvedBest bang for the buck all around CPU Sept 2013 Forum SolvedBest bang for your buck CPU Forum SolvedBest bang for the buck with upgrades Forum SolvedBest Bang for the Buck Upgrade Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !