Up-grade to a new system

So my rig is getting old and is in need of replacement. However, my wifes dowery is 18 years over due and I am short on funds. So I would like to up-grade my rig one piece at at time untill I have a new gamming PC. If this is even possiable. Here is my current rig info. Where would you start to replace parts that can work on this computer and possiably on a fully up-graded system? I would hope to one day, play high end games.

ASUS P5N-E SLI
Intel Core2 duo E6550 @ 2.33GHz
4 GB - 2x2GB Geil ram (800 MHZ)
GeForce 6660
Windows XP
400 watt PS
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  1. you could start
    power supply+graphics+overclock cpu
  2. Upgrade the day u do decide to do high end gaming?
  3. batuchka said:
    Upgrade the day u do decide to do high end gaming?


    ~ Well I would like to be able to play games like Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Crysis.

    It may take me many months to buy all the hardware I need. So I would like to keep up-grading my current system untill one day, its a complete re-build!
  4. Wheezy said:
    ~ Well I would like to be able to play games like Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Crysis.

    It may take me many months to buy all the hardware I need. So I would like to keep up-grading my current system untill one day, its a complete re-build!


    Step 1: 5770 and PSU+ Hyper 212+. (150$+75$+25$)

    Step 2: Second 5770 (150$)

    Step 3: Q9550 (180$-50$ for current CPU= 130$)

    So immediate changes would cost 250$

    Then another 150$

    Then another 130$
  5. I follow your logic up to the last $ 130 - as the first $ 130 was for a CPU. Also some of the 5770's were getting some questionable reviews (newegg) esp with overclocking... However I understand that card is much better tha my current card. If I went this route, when should I change out my MB? - if at all.
  6. Wheezy said:
    I follow your logic up to the last $ 130 - as the first $ 130 was for a CPU. Also some of the 5770's were getting some questionable reviews (newegg) esp with overclocking... However I understand that card is much better tha my current card. If I went this route, when should I change out my MB? - if at all.


    I dont know what you mean.

    In my chart/plan, the first upgrade was Cpu cooler, GPu, and PSU.

    The last was a new CPU.

    I would keep the mobo.

    THe 5770 is a fine card, ignore Newegg rewiews, those poeple are morons.
  7. builderbobftw said:
    I dont know what you mean.

    In my chart/plan, the first upgrade was Cpu cooler, GPu, and PSU.

    The last was a new CPU.

    I would keep the mobo.

    THe 5770 is a fine card, ignore Newegg rewiews, those poeple are morons.


    Good to know!
    TYVM
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