Looking to upgrade something in my system, need advice

So I have a bit of money and I am wondering what piece of hardware would be best to upgrade and what I should get.

Heres my system

CPU - Intel E5200 2.5 Ghz
GPU - XFX Radeon HD 4670
Ram - G.Skill 4gb
Mobo - Gigabyte EP45-DS3L
Power Supply - Rosewill 500w
Hard Drive - Seagate 250 Gb.

I'm thinking of getting either a power supply or hard drive and I am looking for something that is less than $70 and has some lasting power.
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  1. I would say your processor or maybe your hdd
  2. Processor wouldn't be a good upgrade, however a processor cooler and overclocking your processor would help. And would cost less then getting a higher clocked processor. In that case I suggest the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ for $40 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=coolermaster_hyper_212%2b_air_cooler-_-35-103-065-_-Product
  3. I'm thinking its gonna be either a power supply or hard drive because my mobo cant really support that big of a CPU upgrade.

    What hard drive would be best at around 60 70 bucks?
  4. How is this Western digital caviar black 640 gb?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319
  5. It will more then do the job.
  6. ramulux said:
    So I have a bit of money and I am wondering what piece of hardware would be best to upgrade and what I should get.

    Heres my system

    CPU - Intel E5200 2.5 Ghz
    GPU - XFX Radeon HD 4670
    Ram - G.Skill 4gb
    Mobo - Gigabyte EP45-DS3L
    Power Supply - Rosewill 500w
    Hard Drive - Seagate 250 Gb.

    I'm thinking of getting either a power supply or hard drive and I am looking for something that is less than $70 and has some lasting power.


    What do you do with the PC?
    What problems do you think you have now?

    One of the best performance upgrades is a SSD for the OS and some apps.
    Plan on $2 per gb.
    See if you can't find the budget for a intel 40gb 320 SSD, it will transform your PC:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167046
  7. ramulux said:
    How is this Western digital caviar black 640 gb?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319


    It's very good it's what I use in my system
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