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Upgrading PC for gaming

Hi there, new to forums and am looking for advice on my pc specs. I have a bit of money to upgrade parts but not enough for a new PC since I already have a laptop for everyday use. The pc will be used ONLY for Diablo 3, starcraft 2 and maybe any related games. Guild wars 2? Anyways,
Core 2 duo e6600
Intel junk mobo (can't oc, ddr2, pci-e 1)
3gb ddr2 ram
Gtx 250 oc
350w cheap psu
160gb 7200rpm hd

I am wondering where to start. My friend is willing to sell me his old amd x4 955 and new mobo with it (MSI 870A fuzion) for very cheap but could that money be spent in a better place?
Was thinking of going with 6-8gb of ram.
A bigger 500-600 name brand psu
Where else should I be upgrading, will the gtx250 handle any of those games decently?
Using a 42" tv via vga until I can get new 24" monitor
Advice please and thanks
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  1. what is your total budget for upgrades?
  2. I have about 400$ish to spend for now but will invest more later, didn't want to spend too much right now since I don't have a ton of money to spend on a PC for just 2 games.
  3. what is your friend offering the x4 955 and which mobo for what price?
  4. Best answer
  5. Would sell the 870A fuzion and X4 955 for 100$ together
  6. Okay go with the offer from your friend. Then get the PSU and Ram i linked above.

    Switch the card i linked above with: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561 6870

    Get this cpu cooler:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    overclock your cpu with that new cooler and enjoy your games.
  7. dish_moose said:


    wow nice find! That would give you another $40 to spend after the mail in rebate. That being the case, switch the ram to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231424
  8. Nice find on the PSU, thanks for the advice on everything else.
  9. Best answer selected by Hansen340.
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