Video Card or more RAM?

I built a computer a while back, as a strictly budget computer. I want to upgrade it but I don't know what to upgrade first.

I am either going to get:

A: XFX Radeon HD 5770

B: 4 GB DDR2 1066 RAM

Current Specs:
Onboard ATI Radeon HD 4200
1GB DDR2 800 RAM
AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz
Samsung Spinpoint 500GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive

What does everyone think I should get FIRST? (I intend to get both eventually)
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  1. What's your uses for your rig? Do you game if so whats kind of games do you play? Knowing a bit more would help!
  2. If it's nothing too intense, go for some DDR2-800 RAM first. The 1066 won't give you any noticeable increase in performance and will be more expensive for an older generation product. You may even be able to get a dedicated GPU with the saved money.
  3. Ah, sorry, I mainly play games.

    At the moment I play:

    League of Legends (30-45FPS on min graphics)
    Minimum System Requirements
    750 MB hard disk space
    2 GHz processor
    Windows XP or higher
    1 GB RAM
    Any DirectX 9.0 capable video card

    Allods Online (Dark Red performance Unknown FPS Very Choppy)
    Minimum Requirements:
    OS: Windows XP / Vista
    CPU: 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 or better.
    RAM: 512 MB
    HDD: 3 GB Free
    Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 9600+ VGA Card

    Counter Strike Source (45-80FPS Depending on map, Average settings)
    System requirements
    1.7 GHz processor (3.0 Ghz recommended)
    512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
    DirectX 8.1 video card (DirectX 9 recommended)
    Internet connection
  4. I'm surprised you can run these just on the integrated GPU. Since you only need a DX9 capable GPU, you could probably opt for a less expensive GPU and still afford the RAM.
  5. Yeah I guess. What would you recommend for a less expensive GPU?
  6. I know the 4890 was a popular GPU, but I'm not familiar with the performance of AMDs video cards.

    A 9800GT would probably work well given that your games aren't extremely intense. That or something along those lines from NVidia would work well for what you play now, but probably not for much more recent games.
  7. What's your PSU?
  8. sixthseven said:
    What's your PSU?


    My PSU is a 450W Rosewill Stallion
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