NEED HELP

Hi there im in the process of upgrading my pc but am stuck on wat to get next? :o
My choices are, upgrade my MB, CPU, RAM. or upgrade graphics card?
UPGRADE:
ECS p55h-a motherboard
Intel Core i3 530
Kingston Hyper X DDR3 1800mhz 4GB

Graphics:
5870 or GTX 460

my urrent rig:
core 2 duo e5300 @2.6ghz
ECS G31T-M7
4gb 800- 800mhz
HD 4870 512mb
19" moniter (1440x 900)
thnx
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  1. 8GB of 1.3GHz memory will give you more "bang for your buck" than 4GB of 1.8GHz and will retail roughly at the same price. I recommend Corsair, OCZ, Kingston and Crucial. G.Skill too of course.

    Don't buy P55 because it's almost a lost cause now, Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bride is the way forward (Look for socket-1155).








    As you can see from the benchmarks above (provided by TechPowerUp), the HD5870 is generally a better card but the GTX-460 will give you more for your money; Especially at 1440x900.
  2. thanx for the peply. the only reason for that MB, CPU ect. is that i can get a good deal on it, but maybe if i just bought RAM and CPU and look for a different motherboard that would be a better bet?
  3. crincler said:
    but maybe if i just bought RAM and CPU and look for a different motherboard that would be a better bet?


    The i3-530 isn't compatible with 1155-motherboards.
  4. o ok...well since it looks like im rather going to upgrade my MB and CPU then thnx :)
  5. Well im on a very very tight budget since i live in south africa and everthing is so damn expensive :( but was wondering wat a good socket 1155 motherboard and cpu would be? i would put it at around $300. i know that that is very little but that is not counting RAM... any help would be great thanx
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