Upgrade recommendations?

I have the following system. Works perfectly fine but would like to do some simple upgrades for more performance if anyone thinks it might be worth it.


-LG Black 8X Blu-ray Burner SATA WH08LS20

-Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

-ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

-OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK

-SAPPHIRE 100281SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video ...

-Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601920

-CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active ...

-Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

-SAMSUNG EcoGreen F2 HD154UI 1.5TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Thanks!
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  1. To add to the above, price isn't a huge factor but don't want the cost of a totally new system.

    gdurbin said:
    I have the following system. Works perfectly fine but would like to do some simple upgrades for more performance if anyone thinks it might be worth it.


    -LG Black 8X Blu-ray Burner SATA WH08LS20

    -Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

    -ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

    -OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK

    -SAPPHIRE 100281SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video ...

    -Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601920

    -CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active ...

    -Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

    -SAMSUNG EcoGreen F2 HD154UI 1.5TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    Thanks!
  2. i would say a new GPU like a HD 7850 or 7870 and a SSD drive like a Crucial M4 or Samsung 830 give it new life
  3. What is your current performance problem?

    For gaming, upgrade the graphics card.
    For general performance, get a SSD. INtel 520 or Samsung 830.
    For usefulness, add a second monitor.
  4. I failed to mention the used for computer, sorry! Mostly gaming, internet useage.

    geofelt said:
    What is your current performance problem?

    For gaming, upgrade the graphics card.
    For general performance, get a SSD. INtel 520 or Samsung 830.
    For usefulness, add a second monitor.
  5. Quote:
    Mostly gaming, internet useage.


    then a SSD and GPU. the SSD will help your boot times ans level loading in games and a better GPU will help you frame rates and allow you to turn on the eyecandy. of course your current GPU isn't a bad one.
  6. A SSD is one of the best upgrades ever. I would look for at least a 80gb unit.

    If you upgrade your graphics card, make it a significant jump.
    Your current 5870 is a very good card, and you may be disappointed unless you jump at least to a GTX670 or 7970.

    I doubt that your cpu will be a limiting factor.

    Run your games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
    If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
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