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November 16, 2011 1:10:34 AM

I think it's time to upgrade my desktop.
This is my current build. (copy pasted from newegg)
My budget is $300-400 for upgrades, and i do little bit of WoW, watching movies, ang school stuffs. would love to have ssd too.
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor ADX630WFGIBOX

PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

GFX: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

DVD dive: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM

HD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH

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November 16, 2011 5:20:49 AM

Umm price of each item and your total please?
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November 16, 2011 10:41:53 AM

cpatel1987 said:
Umm price of each item and your total please?

that was my build 2 years ago and i'm looking to upgrade any of its component. that build cost me approximately $600.. i do little bit of gaming.
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November 16, 2011 10:51:37 AM

What exactly do you want to see in terms of performance? Are you wanting everything to be faster, or more emphasis on gaming? What tasks do you do with the computer?
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November 16, 2011 11:09:48 AM

phyco126 said:
What exactly do you want to see in terms of performance? Are you wanting everything to be faster, or more emphasis on gaming? What tasks do you do with the computer?

i do little WoW on it and more on surfing and school works.. my hard drive is fine but would like it to boot with ssd. thanks.
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November 16, 2011 11:31:42 AM

Okay, then I shall change it up. Here is what I recommend:

SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 90 GB (boot and programs only) $145 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: Sapphire AMD 6850 $145
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: AMD 955 BE $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $415.

This shouldn't be final, there is room to toy around with the SSD and GPU.

Are you running 32-bit or 64-bit windows?
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November 16, 2011 12:00:20 PM

I'm running 64-bit windows 7,
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November 16, 2011 12:24:49 PM

Best answer selected by jayr0.
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November 16, 2011 12:33:07 PM

If you go the route of any of my suggestions, I wish you much luck! I'm hoping you'll see a pleasant increase in overall performance. :) 
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November 16, 2011 12:46:05 PM

thank you :) 
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