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$400 Budget Upgrade, need help!

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November 19, 2011 6:20:59 PM

Looking to UPGRADE my current PC, as it's out dated. I need help decided on what the biggest upgrade would be for the money, and what needs to be upgraded. I only plan on spending $300-$400 at the moment, more at the end of the year. I'm looking to upgrade to 64 bit, if I can use my current 32bit key to do so. I'm waiting to see if I need a new HDD. I had a blue screen error last night, was a hard drive failure. Has been running fine since however.


Approximate Purchase Date: This week.

Budget Range: $400 after rebates.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Music, Internet browsing, Skype, Streaming.

Parts Not Required: See below

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any and all, I don't mind slightly used parts.

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Any and all

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Uh

Monitor Resolution: 1366x768 / 1920x1200

Additional Comments: (Preferably) Needs to be able to handle WoW/Skyrim/MW3/D3 on Ultra, and BF3 on High at least.

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CURRENT SPECS:

MB: http://www.foxconnchannel.com/Product/Motherboard/Digit...
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: http://www.nvidia.com/object/product-geforce-gtx-560ti-...
RAM: 3G DDR2
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: Hitachi HDT721032SLA360 ATA DEVICE
Case: http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Nine-Hundred-Steel-Ultimate...
OS: Windows 7 32bit


I'm looking to get the best bang for my buck, I don't know any of these parts are re-usable or not. I'll try to upgrade W7 to 64 if I can re-use my 32 key. Thanks for your help!

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November 19, 2011 7:02:55 PM

Updated a little bit. Trying to decide if I should get a beefier GPU, or MB/CPU first!
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November 19, 2011 8:01:01 PM

The GPU link redirects to 550Ti and 560Ti page. Which one of them?
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November 19, 2011 11:03:23 PM

$400 wouldn't give you that much of a better upgrade than what you already have...
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