Time for upgrade

hey guys i have a hp s5000 series, its a pretty good computer but it came with a single core processor and its just not cutting it... i never really game much on my computer its just for daily use and using vitural machines and random stuff like that..

sometime in the near future i was wanting to upgrade my processor, MB (if i have too), ram, and video card so that i can run dual monitors.

i am pretty new at computers so i dont know much, i was thinking about a dual or quad core AMD processor, 2-4 gb ram (again not sure how much it could work with), and a good video card...
i dont really have money growing on a tree or anything so i can spend too much money, if anything ill have to buy one thing at a time and work my way up. :o

specs:http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=120&prodSeriesId=4269980&prodTypeId=12454&objectID=c02481328

not sure if that will help, but i posted it anyways. thanks in advance!
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227314&cm_sp=DailyDeal-_-83-227-314-_-Product
    That's a daily deal from newegg.com which will suit all your needs for a good, cheap price. The graphics card will support 2 monitors, the processor is AMD like you wanted, and there's plenty of hard drive space that will last you a good long time. You don't even have to put it together. I would suggest buying this whole system instead of just trying to upgrade your current one. It would be much more cost-effective.
  2. What is your budget?
  3. thanks for the reply, my budget was going to be around 500-700 dollars, but looking at the link stingstang put, that looks like a pretty good deal.
  4. IMO that deal is a crap deal.

    For $745 you can get this.


    CPU: Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz
    MOBO: ASRock 870 EXTREME3
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
    GPU: MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GB
    PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series 600CX 600W
    HD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB
    CASE: NZXT GAMMA
    MIC AND KEY: Logitech Cordless Desktop EX 100 Black
    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

    Total: $745.89 including rebates and shipping.

    Or another much better build for a ~$900.
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