Upgrading my 2 year old PC; mostly gaming and multimedia

I'm looking to upgrade my PC asap. I mostly need it for gaming and multimedia (movies and photoshop). Budget around $300-400

My Current Build is:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 @ 2.80GHz
RAM: Kingston DDR2 2GB PC2-6400 (400MHz) x 2
GPU: Nvidia Geforce 9500GT 1Gb
HDD2: WD 5400Rpm 500GB Green Caviar
HDD1: WD 5400rpm 1TB Green Caviar
OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit
Motherboard: Gigabyte EP45-UD3L
Case & PSU: Generic Bs (~350W)

Was thinking along the lines of upgrading the PSU and casing first [ Antec 300 and 550W PSU ~ $110]

Appreciate yall. Any comments / abuse (for the psu) welcome! :)
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  1. you're actually pretty solid. You could just grab a video card and wait for sandy bridge to build an entire new pc is the $700-800 range.
  2. thanks guys. actually i am waiting to upgrade to a Phenom II x 4 next, which will see me changing my mobo as well for the AM3 socket.

    what would you say: isnt the Radeon 5770 or 5850 better value for comparable performance?

    @malmental are you using an SSD? what differences dyou notice?
  3. u really need a new gpu if u wana upgrade it thats the first thing i wud change the rest is pretty good!! and i agree with manmetal nvidea runs better with intel and if u have more mony to spend try going in for a quad!!
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    for one bro, i personally feel that nVidia runs better with Intel chips.
    second, my SSD... wicked. I run my OS and a few higher priority programs on it and the rest off the regular HDD.
    big difference.. the response from HDD is like walking compared to a full sprint..

    thanks bro! guess i need a ssd now. Which vendor is the best? I've personally heard a lot of praise for WD Velociraptor and Patriot SSDs
  5. Best answer selected by moqamar.
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