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Looking to upgrade my system wondering where to start

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June 13, 2011 10:42:13 AM

My current set up is getting kind of old and I want to start upgrading it but I have a limited amount of money and will only be able to start off with a part or two.
Here is my current build

CPU- Intel E5200 2.5 ghz
GPU - Radeon HD 4670
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L
RAM - G.Skill 4 gb
Hard Drive - Seagate 250 gb
Power Supply - Rosewill 500 watt

Where should I start upgrading if I will only be able to buy a part at a time? You could probably consider this a budget build price range maybe a little higher.

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June 13, 2011 11:38:53 AM

^ Buy a graphic card and PSU first,...
If you are fine with overclocking, then you should easily be able to overclock that E5200 to say 3-3.5GHz with an aftermarket cooler easy,...
You can reuse the Graphic card, PSU and the CPU cooler for your future builds,...
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June 14, 2011 12:41:36 AM

What would be a good reasonably priced PSU? Also, would I be able to get a new hard drive to use in my current system and also in my next one?
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June 14, 2011 3:53:48 AM

^ If you will be using just a single graphic card, then a high-quality 500-550W PSU would be good,...
From any of these manufacturers - Corsair/ Antec EA or TP or ECO Series/ OCZ ModeXtreme or Fatality series/ Seasonic/ Silverstone/ Cooler Master Real Power or Silent PRO/ XFX...
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June 14, 2011 10:04:26 AM

^+1 for that Samsung F3, actually its $59.99 now,...
And yes you can reuse the HDD, but when you change the Mobo and CPU, you would have to re-install the OS,...
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