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 SolvedNeed advice on storage upgrade Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade a 670 GTX, need some advice concerning older components and how they might work with a new GPU. Forum SolvedNeed upgrade advice. Forum SolvedNeed advice on what to upgrade. Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade due to limited gaming experience, need some advice! Forum SolvedNeed Advice for Server Upgrade Forum SolvedNeed GPU upgrade advice. Want triple monitor setup Forum SolvedFree Gaming rig to upgrade, need advice. Forum SolvedNeed some advice for GPU upgrade (to adjust with my current spec) Forum SolvedWant to upgrade Headset to actual headphones, also need advice on Condenser mics. Forum SolvedNeed Advice on PC System Upgrade Forum SolvedNeed advice on video card upgrade (again) Forum SolvedNeed Win 7 upgrade advice Forum SolvedNeed advice on whether I should upgrade or not. Forum SolvedNeed help/advice/opinions with Complete Upgrade Medium budget Forum SolvedNeed advice on what to upgrade Forum SolvedNeed upgrade advice Forum SolvedUpgrade or Replace? Need advice... Forum SolvedNeed advice for computer upgrade Forum SolvedWant to upgrade hardware.. Need advice Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !