How if possible to upgrade my rig to 2011 stuff

I would like to know if it is possible to upgrade my current gaming rig to 2011 standards for a reasonable price.
Here is my current set-up:

Power Supply: Antec 1000w

CPU Type: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz

CPU Speed: 2.42 GHz

System Memory: 4 GB

Video Card Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT

Video Card Memory: 2.73 GB

Desktop Resolution: 1600x1024

Hard Disk Size: 465.75 GB

Hard Disk Free Space: 153.5 GB (33%)

Download Speed: 842.44 kB/s (6.9 mbps)

I am using a secondary video card, I know, but I would like to upgrade for possible dual-screen gaming set up.

No FPS just for MMOs.

Thanks for your time guys,
I appreciate it!

Christian
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  1. Bit of an overclock and a Nvidia 460/Ati 5770/6770 and you'll be fine, you dont mention your psu though so just make sure its capable of supplying the card and overclock ok,
    Moto
  2. I think Motopsychojdn is right

    Over clock the processor . This depends a bit on your motherboard , and perhaps on fitting a bigger cooler .

    A graphics card it the main upgrade you can do . What you should buy has to be considered with the monitor you will use

    And your hard drive is getting quite full . Fitting another to the computer , and either reinstalling windows [ preferred] or transferring files to the new drive to free space may hel too
  3. Motopsychojdn said:
    Bit of an overclock and a Nvidia 460/Ati 5770/6770 and you'll be fine, you dont mention your psu though so just make sure its capable of supplying the card and overclock ok,
    Moto


    PSU was listed at the top of the post :P 1000w Antec - i think that can handle a little overclocking and a GTX 460 :pt1cable:

    Might also consider a 6870 over a GTX 460. Just something with a little more "ooompf"
  4. ooooooooooompffffffff
  5. lewza said:
    ooooooooooompffffffff


    LOL :hello:
  6. Is the cpu an obsolete one that much?

    i dont remember the name of my mobo but at the time it was one of the top one.

    and i dont know anything about overclocking , but i got the best case ever made at that time

    the antec 900 case.

    im just a simple guy who like to play games :-)
  7. electrick said:
    Is the cpu an obsolete one that much?

    i dont remember the name of my mobo but at the time it was one of the top one.

    and i dont know anything about overclocking , but i got the best case ever made at that time

    the antec 900 case.

    im just a simple guy who like to play games :-)


    The problem isn't the CPU its the socket type of the motherboard that's holding you back.
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