Wat 2 buy????

Hellow ppl...

I have just completed building my budget gaming rig...

i3-2100
DH61ww motherboard
4 Gb Corsair Value select Ram
Sparkle Gtx 560
"17" monitor with max res 1280*1024
Antec truepower 850 Watt PSU

Now im saving up 2 buy new parts after a couple of months and I do not know which part 2 buy 1st...I know that the motherboard, Ram and the monitor r very average and even the CPU is not that good but which of these to change 1st???

A list (in order) of what to change 1st would be much MUCH appreciated folks

Thnx
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  1. Definitely a new monitor. 22-24" 1080p. Should cost you $150-200.
    After that I guess upgrading the processor to a quad core i5 would make the most sense.
    Everything else is fine really. Perhaps a better card if you aren't quite satisfied with the GTX 560 at 1080p. For that I would wait until next year when the new series are released.
  2. So after buying the 1080p monitor should i go 4 a new gpu 1st or a new cpu???
  3. DEFINITELY a new monitor. 22" at least.

    You do not need a new gpu or cpu.

    Why on Earth did you buy a 850w psu? A 400w psu would have been sufficient.
  4. Agree with jyjjy, after the monitor I'd get a cpu upgrade, an i5 2500k if you can afford it. Your gtx 560 is a decent card so it'll keep you going until the new year when hopefully the new cards will be out.
  5. Monitor.... :D
  6. The i3-2100 is plenty capable of playing any game with any video card.

    There's a few titles that will play better with a quad core, but the architecture and speed of the i3 makes up for it in framerates (maybe a couple exceptions like FSX). Precisely why it bench's as good or higher in games than a stock X4 970.

    I see no reason to upgrade it till at least Ivy Bridge.
  7. geekapproved said:
    DEFINITELY a new monitor. 22" at least.

    You do not need a new gpu or cpu.

    Why on Earth did you buy a 850w psu? A 400w psu would have been sufficient.



    Ya i actually got it from a friend who no longer needed it....4 free!!! :D
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