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September 26, 2011 6:46:58 AM

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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September 26, 2011 9:29:24 AM

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.
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September 26, 2011 4:20:17 PM

So after buying the 1080p monitor should i go 4 a new gpu 1st or a new cpu???
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a b U Graphics card
September 26, 2011 4:27:20 PM

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.
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September 26, 2011 4:29:09 PM

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.
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September 26, 2011 4:32:14 PM

Monitor.... :D 
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a b U Graphics card
September 26, 2011 5:04:44 PM

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.
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September 26, 2011 7:45:14 PM

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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