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What kind of upgrade would be best for my rig

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/budget-gaming-pc-phenom-ii-radeon-hd-6850,2903.html
i followed the base of the build as this but i got the graphic card as gigabtye hd 5670
I wanted to upgrade my computer but i dont know anything about computer that much so I came here to ask the community of experts of what people will recommend now for this build to be upgraded to its max.
I wont be changing the cpu or motherboard since I just want to upgrade the most possible ram and most possible graphic card + idk if i have to get a better power supply if im upgrading.
I actually got a offer from someone who wants to buy this for 350 so idk if i should sell it and buy a build a new budget one for 2012.

give me some advise of what I can do for my computer.
thank you for reading
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  1. I suggest upgrading the GPU to at least a 6770, or 6850 if you can.
  2. i think he means 350 for the whole machine, not the 5670 lol.

    What's your budget if you sold it for 350? what's your budget if you are just upgrading?
  3. lol fail, thanks for pointing out :lol:
  4. slicedtoad said:
    i think he means 350 for the whole machine, not the 5670 lol.

    What's your budget if you sold it for 350? what's your budget if you are just upgrading?


    my budget is enough to build a new decent rig but now I see like I dont need a new rig just wanna make this rig to the max upgrade possible.
    I read alot about getting a 6850 or 560
    like which one would be best with these and the most upgrade possble??
    also would it be a smart decision to get more power supply?
    if im upgrade the graphic card and ram? im just gonna add a 8g ram so total will be 12g if it works
  5. refillable said:
    I suggest upgrading the GPU to at least a 6770, or 6850 if you can.

    thx. can you give me some links of graphic cards best possible. for this rig.
    I dont care about budget but due to this build being a budget build it will be pointless getting the best stuff out there i think or it wont even fit lol ^^
  6. you don't add 8 gb to the 4, you just replace the 4.

    The earthwatts 380d is fine for a 6850.
    If you want a higher end card, the 6870 or 7850 would also work. The 7850 would be bottlenecked a bit in some games but not too bad.

    6850:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121419

    6870:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561

    7850:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102984

    Get this ram:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
  7. Best answer
    6850:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908

    Your PSU is sufficient

    6870/GTX 560:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130664

    You likely need to upgrade your power supply to this if you want to put the cards above, this PSU will also stay good for upgrades:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013

    If you mind upgrading your CPU, 7850 is way to go, The current fastest AM3 processor i s FX-4170 according to tom's hardware, which should be capable of keeping up to the 7850:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106009
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102986

    For 8GB RAM I have three choice, grab the one you like most:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145315
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104231
  8. slicedtoad said:
    you don't add 8 gb to the 4, you just replace the 4.

    The earthwatts 380d is fine for a 6850.
    If you want a higher end card, the 6870 or 7850 would also work. The 7850 would be bottlenecked a bit in some games but not too bad.

    6850:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121419

    6870:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561

    7850:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102984

    Get this ram:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314


    thank you so much ^^
  9. refillable said:
    6850:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908

    Your PSU is sufficient

    6870/GTX 560:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130664

    You likely need to upgrade your power supply to this if you want to put the cards above, this PSU will also stay good for upgrades:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013

    If you mind upgrading your CPU, 7850 is way to go, The current fastest AM3 processor i s FX-4170 according to tom's hardware, which should be capable of keeping up to the 7850:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106009
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102986

    For 8GB RAM I have three choice, grab the one you like most:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145315
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104231


    thank you so much. so just one last question which would be best fit for my rig the 6870 or 560?
    i personally just want the 560 for no reason of so in research but idk which though...
    also the power supply wise it doesnt matter what type as long as its the same WW and has a good review right?
    im just gonna try to find the cheapest I can or the one you recommend me.
    thx again and im actually gonna order them next week from newegg after doing my last check up on what to get
  10. Best answer selected by tnt2v2.
  11. 6870 and GTX 560 shows similar performance, the only main difference is probably 560 has PhysX&CUDA and 6870 consumes less power. I think either way you're fine, the case seems spacey too. just check the length of the GPU and see how much space there is in the case.

    The PSU i recommend is good brands, like XFX, enermax, Corsair, Antec, PC power & cooling, etc. It also should have good reviews. just tell me what you want to order and see if I can confirm it's good or not.

    The size of the PSU should be ATX, 14cm x 15cm x 8.6cm (5.5" x 5.9" x 3.4"), Both the antec earthwatts 380W and XFX core 550W I showed you is also in this size.
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