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Which components to upgrade first?

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May 8, 2011 3:58:35 PM

Hi everybody, I did a build a few months back but am looking to upgrade a few components. My main focus is getting better performance in games. Out of the list below which would you recommend I upgrade first and, if possible, give a few recommendations.

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W (Unlocked 4th core (Phenom II B40))
Graphics: Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5
HD: Samsung Spinpoint F3R HE103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

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a b B Homebuilt system
May 8, 2011 4:34:23 PM

You want better performance in gaming, I would upgrade your GPU to the ATI 6950 1GB, at least. This will give a very nice performance boost!
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 8, 2011 6:54:02 PM

I second Tecmo's advice. A gtx 560 or 6950 would help you out significantly. Your mobo does not support xfire, or I would suggest another 5770 for a cheap performance boost.
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