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Looking for a upgrade

Last response: in Systems
September 8, 2010 4:22:48 AM


I had the help of toms hardware forum users last year in building my rig, (thank you btw) birthday time came around again and looking to upgrade something hehe, :D  so if anyone would be so kind to suggest where i should put my money towards (200 bucks to be exact lol) that would be so awesome :)  I mainly play world of warcraft, i use adobe illustrator and photoshop on a casual basis nothing hardcore. Thank you for any suggestions/help!

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium

Processor Intel Quad Core i5 750 @ 2.67GHz

MOBO --- Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3L (4 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN)

Memory--- 4GB (2x2GB) OCZ Gold XTC OCZ3G1600LV2G

Video Card Nvidia GeForce GTS 250

HD Western Digital Caviar Green 1 TB Sata 3gb/s 16mb Cache

I think that sums it up hope I didn't forget anything main lol ><, well thx again.

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a b B Homebuilt system
September 8, 2010 4:58:42 AM

You may add 2GB of RAM if you're really serious 'bout Photoshop, but either SLI the GTS 250 for a very good cost effective solution or get a $230 GTX 460 (Fermi) - with free Metro 2033 Download.

But I doubt whether you'll be needing that though, seeing as you play WOW (@ what resolution?)

Also you didn't list the PSU. I hope you at least have a 550 watt PSU (around 50A on the +12V Rails) to SLI that 250.
a b B Homebuilt system
September 8, 2010 8:44:32 PM

Yes, you pretty much are. That PSU is great. It'll let you SLI much bigger cards than the 250.