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Gigabyte GA-EG45M-DS2H need upgrade advise. Thanks! =)

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January 5, 2013 3:27:57 PM

Hi guys,

Please help.
I want to upgrade my computer hardware for a game that I'm playing (and work) but still keep the motherboard. Can anyone please help recommend the best possible upgrades that I can get this 2013? I've listed below what I currently have. Thanks!

Full Specifications

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EG45M-DS2H
Memory: OCZ Reaper HPC 2GB x 2
Hard drive: 3.5" Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Graphics Card: Geforce 9800 GTX(PCI-E 2.0)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz
Power Supply: Corsair HX520W
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Basic
Monitor: Samsung T220G
Chassis: Cooler Master HAF 932

Should I discard my motherboard and replace everything inside?
Thanks. Really appreciate it. =)
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January 5, 2013 10:34:47 PM

You have one of the best CPU's for that socket. For your game you can upgrade the GPU to maybe HD7850/70 and still be able to keep up with the CPU. Maybe a little CPU overclocking (with an aftermarket cooler) as well.
Only other thing is start a new.