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January 10, 2011 6:41:12 AM

what should i upgrade to a ssd? new graphics card more ram new cpu i dont really know what would give me the best performance im kinda weary of a ssd because i cant justify spending 100s on a drive that only has 200gb where i can buy a 2t for $100 ... so maybe a phenom II x6? or a new hard drive for more movies? 4 more gbs of ram what do you all recommend.
CPU
AMD Athlon II X4 630 (3.36GHz)

Motherboard
ASRock M3A785GXH/ 128'
Memory
Kingston KVR1333D3N9K2/4G DDR3-1333 4GB (2x2GB)

Graphics Card
Crossfire HD5750s

Hard Drive
WD Caviar Black WD1501FASS 1.5TB 7200 64MB Cache Sound Card
HD onboard

Power Supply
tx 750watt corsair

Case
APEX Vortex 3620 M-ATX


CPU cooling
Arctic Pro 64 GPU cooling
stock

OS
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Monitor
32IN HDTV 1080P/50in HDtv 1080i :( 

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a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2011 9:12:29 AM

If you are mainly gaming I would get a graphics card 1st like a GTX 460 or a 6850 or better
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January 10, 2011 10:44:59 AM

I agree with the above. Your graphics cards are the bottleneck right now, but you're right on the cusp of being better off waiting for the next generation of graphics card over buying buying the most expensive one you can find without getting worthy results.
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a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2011 12:06:41 PM

"deleting your system 32 will make your processor run up to 4 times the speed it does now and your case will turn gold " callumparker666

This is another epic..... I must say....
You really need to get the the System 32 back into your head before posting such a reply..... we're here to help people get their rigs working not wreck them.....
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January 10, 2011 12:50:40 PM

I notice my system is always about 50-80% cpu usage without playing games. thats running ybh(program runs like 20 myspace mobster accounts each) i run 2-3 of these then normal stuff spybot tea timer, avg, yahoo instant messenger, Firefox. the ybhs take about 22-25% cpu each so there a big drain so maybe a cpu upgrade but are the phenoms even worth it will it be a significant boost? im looking for at least 30% performance increase to justify spending.
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a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2011 1:18:35 PM

I would think a Phenom 955@ stock will give around a 10% boost if you get a 212+ and overclock to around 3.8-4GHz then you would get nearer the 30% you want in normal usage but for gaming the money is much better spent on a GPU.
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