Need upgrade advice Tags: Homebuilt Systems Last response: January 23, 2012 3:37 PM in Systems Share bartow01 January 23, 2012 12:38:07 PM Hey gang, I've got a custom- build here, looking to drop about $150 on an upgrade and im trying to figure out what'll get me the biggest performance gain for the money. AMD 555BE unlocked to a quad B60 8GB 1600mhz gskill sniper Sapphire 5850HD Xtreme Corsair 650W PSU I was also considering an SSD. Any ideas? More about : upgrade advice tlmck a b B Homebuilt system January 23, 2012 1:46:24 PM You could get a newer graphics card, but to see significant improvement, you would need to go up at least three rungs on this chart. Your power supply could handle it, but I'm not sure the budget can. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fastest-graphics-ca... Here is another chart showing CPU's. Same 3 rung rule applies. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-overcloc... Maybe Core i3-2100 and h-61 mobo? m 0 l CaedenV a b B Homebuilt system January 23, 2012 2:04:03 PM Time for an SSD my friend, though it will not help with any game FPS, just load times. If FPS is your concern then it is time for a newer mobo/CPU or GPU, but like Tlmck said, that is going to be more than $150 for a significant improvement. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer megamanx00 a b B Homebuilt system January 23, 2012 3:37:47 PM If you have a crossfire board I would say add another 5850 ^_^ m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedMonitor Upgrade, Need advice Forum SolvedIm about to do a big upgrade need some general advice. Forum SolvedNeed Upgrade Advice Forum SolvedNeed Advice on upgrade from NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 for older system Forum SolvedNeed advice on plan to upgrade a pre built computer Forum SolvedUpgrade RAM : Need advice please Forum Solvedneed power supply advice for upgrade Forum SolvedNeed advice what parts to upgrade on this office pc Forum SolvedPC upgrade fail.. I need power supply & RAM advice please Forum SolvedNeed advice on storage upgrade Forum SolvedNeed upgrade advice! Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade a 670 GTX, need some advice concerning older components and how they might work with a new GPU. Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade need advice! currently running sli gfx cards Forum SolvedNeed upgrade advice. Forum SolvedNeed help with a new upgrade and advice on these components. Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade some components, need some advice from the community. Forum SolvedNeed some advice on gaming rig upgrade Forum Solvedneed advice on budget upgrade please Forum SolvedNeed advice on what to upgrade. Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade due to limited gaming experience, need some advice! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !