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October 14, 2010 1:04:02 PM

Here are my current PC specs

MB: Asus M4A785TD-V
CPU: AMD X3 440 (Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro HSF)
RAM: 4GB G-SKILL DDR3 1600MHz CL7
GFX CARD: NVIDIA GTX 460
PSU:o CZ STEALTHXSTREAM 600W
CASE: ANTEC 300 (with 3 x Xilence Red Wing 80mm Quiet Fan and 1 x Xilence Red Wing 120mm Quiet Fan)
HD: SAMSUNG SPINPOINT F3 1TB
Misc: NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller, Samsung DVD/RW, 1920x1080 Samsung Monitor.

Currently used for gaming, watching blu-rays and general internet browsing. Currently my budget is around £200.

I am not sure what component to upgrade next. I'm thinking on the lines of an AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE. I want to hold out on a SSD until prices drop and capacity increases.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanx in advance.

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a b B Homebuilt system
October 14, 2010 1:43:40 PM

what you have is pretty solid actually.

the 965 will show a 10-20% improvement at most.
a b B Homebuilt system
October 14, 2010 2:33:20 PM

Yeah, the only thing that would really benefit from an upgrade would be the CPU.
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October 14, 2010 3:08:55 PM

Make sure your hardware isn't going to get bottleneck from your 600Watt, Yeah if I was you I would try for a quad, I never went to a triple.
a b B Homebuilt system
October 14, 2010 3:37:49 PM

His hardware is more than fine on a 600W; I'm running dual GTX 460s OCed and a bigger computer on a 650W.
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