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... thelivingflesh February 16, 2010 6:20:25 PM This is what i was thinking! Q6600 4gb xfx gtx 260 core 216 OC or gtx275 Related resources Upgrading PC after 4 Years(2009) Need Help ! [PC Noob] - Forum Upgrading hardware, need help . - Forum Upgrading cpu NEED YOUR HELP !!! :( - Forum Upgrading my GPU & PS need help HP Pavilion - Forum Need help with upgrading - 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. 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.?? 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... thelivingflesh February 17, 2010 10:38:52 AM Best answer selected by thelivingflesh. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow to Ask for New Build Advice ForumTroubleshooting ForumHow to Ask for New Build Advice ForumTroubleshooting ForumHow to Ask for New Build Advice ForumTroubleshooting ForumUpgrading pc need help ForumNeed help upgrading computer ForumUpgrading Video Card, Need Help . ForumUpgrading first AMD Desktop - Need help choosing the right parts ForumNeed help upgrading .. ForumNeed some help with upgrading - Should I do this? ForumNeed some help upgrading my desktop ForumUpgrading computer need some help with Motherboard and PSU ForumNeed help upgrading More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !