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Next Component to Upgrade (Future)

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December 29, 2010 1:52:23 AM

Currently running:

Phenom II x4 955BE C3 o/c to 3.5GHz
Gigabyte AM3 board (NO SLI/Crossfire)
GTX 460 1GB (running stock 700/1800)
2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1333
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm

Only considering those listed, what would be the next best upgrade, considering only ONE component, only gaming, and likely distant future?
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December 29, 2010 1:56:27 AM

Something not performing as well as you would like? Its important to know why you want to upgrade, if there isnt a reason other than just wanting to upgrade i would wait for a little while longer until you need to, you get more for your money that way.
December 29, 2010 2:01:13 AM

Thanks for the reply. I am definitely not going to upgrade immediately (probably not any time soon), but I wanted a guideline as to which single component would be best to upgrade when it comes time.
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December 29, 2010 2:06:12 AM

It would depend on what you want to achieve. You already have a great CPU and unless you do computational intensive work, there is no point in going X6. You could always get a newer/better GPU if some games start to lag. You could also get an SSD for your OS drive or even programs/games depending on your budget (but just as an OS drive, it would make your PC feel more responsive and boot faster).
December 29, 2010 6:12:44 PM

Thanks, I'll probably go with an SSD next (but down the road).
December 29, 2010 6:12:52 PM

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