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Need advice on upgrade

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May 1, 2011 10:39:38 PM

Hey everyone,
currently i have:
AMD X6 1090T
Asrock 880G Extreme3
Radeon HD 5770 1GB
if i have $150, what you recommend to upgrade my computer, I plan to sell my old parts to buy a new one.
I use my computer for gaming and programming.

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May 1, 2011 10:43:15 PM

Sell the ati 5770 and buy a ati 6870 iceq tubro by HIS

How much power supply or wattage do you have?
May 1, 2011 10:53:05 PM

I don't know. but on the box printed 700
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 1, 2011 11:25:02 PM

I agree, I would upgrade the graphics. That motherboard supports crossfire, so your best bet in my opinion would be to grab another one for xfire, as long as you have a second PCI 6 pin available on your power supply. What monitor do you have? you could always get a better monitor if you have an old one.
May 1, 2011 11:31:02 PM

Samsung SyncMaster B1630 15.6"
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
May 1, 2011 11:31:45 PM

What company is the PSU, just because it is 700w doesn't mean it is ACTUALLY a 700w. Some 1Kw power supplies only supply 300-400w of power.
May 1, 2011 11:33:56 PM

Thermaltake LP-700
May 1, 2011 11:52:04 PM

no, litepower 700w model LP-700AL2NX
May 2, 2011 1:07:03 AM

so, do i need to upgrade my PSU first, and what should i buy.

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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
May 2, 2011 1:09:52 AM

It's likely if you add an extra 5770 you'll need to upgrade. But if you just stick with a single card, IE 6870, then you probably won't need too.

Honestly though, your resolution is so small you don't even need a graphics card upgrade. You really don't need to upgrade anything. The only thing I see needed is another 4GB or ram, I hear programming takes up a bit of ram space. (That is that's what my teacher in Comp Prog. tells me about Eclipse)
May 2, 2011 1:10:18 AM

Buy them at the same time Lol.
May 2, 2011 1:12:05 AM

so the best buy for me is another 4GB ram, ok
May 2, 2011 1:32:10 AM

Or another Hard drive and ram.
May 2, 2011 1:41:11 AM

my hard drive 250 GB Seagate Barracuda + 500 GB WD Caviar, and i don't like SSD
May 2, 2011 1:46:06 AM

Oh. Then ram upgrade, is the best you can do for now.
May 2, 2011 1:48:15 AM

OK thank you everyone
May 2, 2011 1:48:32 AM

Best answer selected by ngskicker.