Solved Need help in upgrading! Tags: Homebuilt Resolution Systems Last response: February 17, 2010 10:38 AM in Systems Share thelivingflesh February 16, 2010 2:55:22 PM hello all, I got this system at the moment. My monitor's maximum resolution is 1920 x 1080 on a 24". and sometimes i plug it into my tv at 2500 x 1900 on a 70". I am not interested in the core i5 or core i7 series unless the game cannot handle the resolution on 24" upto 720p is fine for me. What should i upgrade and how much of a performance upgrade will i get? and keep the budget as min as possible. Current Spec: Dual Core 2.7 E5400 2gb corsair xms 2 @ 800 Intel DG33FB MSI GTX 260 OC version Cooler Master 600Watt Extreme PSU 500GB 7200Rpm 16mb Sata Hyper N520 Thanks More about : upgrading Best solution MadAdmiral a c 84 B Homebuilt system February 16, 2010 3:02:56 PM Are you having trouble with something in particular? If you're just gaming, I don't really see a big bottleneck. You could replace the GPU, but it would be a $300(HD 5850) to $650 (HD 5970) upgrade. You could as drop in a LGA775 quad core ($150-$350). That would help with computations (encoding and what not). Or you could stick in more RAM. That said, it's not worth the cost to upgrade if you're not having problems doing what you want to do right now. If it's not broken, don't fix it... Share thelivingflesh February 16, 2010 6:20:25 PM This is what i was thinking! Q6600 4gb xfx gtx 260 core 216 OC or gtx275 m 0 l Related resources Need help with upgrading gaming PC - Forum Need help upgrading my PC - Forum Need help upgrading sons prebuild - Forum Need help on upgrading - Forum Need help with upgrading my computer - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer MadAdmiral a c 84 B Homebuilt system February 16, 2010 6:24:02 PM So I'm guessing you're gaming... I would get an HD 5850 (or 5870 if you want to stretch the budget) instead of the nVidia cards. These would be a lot more powerful and much more future proof. m 0 l thelivingflesh February 16, 2010 7:23:22 PM yeah..i was hoping nvidia would release a gt300 series card soon so that 5870's would drop down in the price......what gain would be on a 6gb ram with 64bit win7.?? m 0 l MadAdmiral a c 84 B Homebuilt system February 16, 2010 7:43:49 PM In gaming? Probably nothing. 4 GB is about the maximum needed for games. Fermi's still due out in March. I wouldn't expect a price drop though. Chances are that Fermi won't be as good... m 0 l thelivingflesh February 17, 2010 10:38:52 AM Best answer selected by thelivingflesh. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed help upgrading my desktop Forum SolvedNeed Help Upgrading My PC? Forum SolvedNeed Help upgrading from Pentium E5400 to FX 4300/i3 2120 Forum Solved[Build Help] Upgrading Gaming PC AMD 955 to i5-4690k (overclocking as well) // need help deciding few things before I buy!!! Forum SolvedNeed help upgrading Forum SolvedNeed Help for Upgrading GPU,CPU,MB Forum SolvedNeed Help upgrading PC Forum SolvedUpgrading my PC for gaming at 1600x900 with maxxed out settings. Need help !!! Forum SolvedUpgrading motherboard need help. Forum SolvedNeed Help is PC "Upgrading" Forum SolvedNeed help about upgrading my pc Forum SolvedNeed help with upgrading rig! Forum SolvedNeed help deciding on upgrading my current i7 970 rig Forum SolvedNeed some help upgrading please Forum SolvedNeed help upgrading PC Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !