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Which is best for me to upgrade first?

1st plan: I'm going to change a motherboard with LGA 1155 and buy intel core i7 2600k

2nd plan: Buy gtx 680 zotac

3rd plan: Not going to change motherboard just upgrade processor which is intel core 2 quad q8*** then gts450 palit

My spec today

Asus p5kpl-am epu LGA 775 (Maximum ram 4gb. 2 gb ram each slots)
Intel core 2 duo e4400
4GB ram. 2 ram each. DIMM A 667 Mhz... DIMM B 800 Mhz
ati 5670 powercolor.
600 watts powerlogic (Generic)
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  1. Change the the CPU first to something other then a dual core. Core I5 best bet, I7 is even better. Want to save some money find your self an AMD Board and a fx8120/50. All upto you.

    Most likely if you want to upgrade the CPU, You will need a new motherboard, Means you would have to buy new DDR3 ram along with it.

    But even just upgrading to a quad core will give you more performance with that HD5670. Then Upgrade the video, my opinion. Good luck!

    -Viking-
  2. Saving, saving, and saving, because you need upgrade your whole PC.
  3. first upgrade that PSU !
  4. 1st plan--if its only for gaming save some money and get 2500k

    2nd plan--get a gtx670 instead of gtx680--cheaper and far easier to get hold of and near enough as fast

    as a gtx680 anyway

    but as mentioned get a decent psu--corsair,seasonic etc

    as always it comes down to how much cash you have to spend

    whats your budget?
  5. Save some money, get a GTX 670, the 680s don't offer that much more performance for the higher price.

    Buy a quality power supply, I recommend a Corsair TX series, either a 650 or a 750.
  6. First plan - Get a decent power supply. Don't you dare doing anything before that.

    Now, if you don't want to replace your entire system, the best upgrade for you is a graphics card. As nekulturny said, you better off getting a GTX 670 than a 680, and Corsair's TX line of power supplies is a great choice.

    For the cpu - You can get an aftermarket cooling, which you can also use on different cpus should you decide to upgrade, and overclock the hell outta this cpu for now. Then you should see if it's enough, and if not you should consider getting a 4-core sandy bridge or (preferably) ivy bridge.
  7. Best answer
    nekulturny said:
    Save some money, get a GTX 670, the 680s don't offer that much more performance for the higher price.

    Buy a quality power supply, I recommend a Corsair TX series, either a 650 or a 750.

    +1 for the GTX 670 & the savings from the 680 for a Corsair TX650.

    Anonymous said:
    Which is best for me to upgrade first?

    1st plan: I'm going to change a motherboard with LGA 1155 and buy intel core i7 2600k

    2nd plan: Buy gtx 680 zotac

    3rd plan: Not going to change motherboard just upgrade processor which is intel core 2 quad q8*** then gts450 palit

    My spec today

    Asus p5kpl-am epu LGA 775 (Maximum ram 4gb. 2 gb ram each slots)
    Intel core 2 duo e4400
    4GB ram. 2 ram each. DIMM A 667 Mhz... DIMM B 800 Mhz
    ati 5670 powercolor.
    600 watts powerlogic (Generic)

    As I recommended above, 670+TX650. But it depends on how long is your next purchase. If it goes to another year, I think the 670 will be a wasted on the e4400 for that long.

    & If you are just gaming, go for the i5-3570K + z77. Add RAM to the budget too.
  8. Best answer selected by fajardokier.
  9. Id go with and i5-2500k to save a bit of money and free up some budget for the other components.

    Socket 775 is dead and putting a gtx-670 would be unbalanced for the system youd just end up with a giant cpu bottleneck.


    Get an i5-2500k mutiplier unlocked 224.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    Z-77 mobo 116.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130647
    8gb of ram 40.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820576006
    700w psu 84.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171054

    and video card that fits budget
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