Upgrade Advice

I have my first built computer that's running super super slow. I built it in 07 and it consists of the following

Core 2 Duo e7200 (2.53ghz)
3gb ddr2 800 (3x1gb)*****
WD HDD 500gb green drive
Antec 300
Raidmax 630w
HD 4670 1gb ddr3*******
Win 7 home prem 64bit

So basically one of my ram slots on the mobo failed. The ram I have currently is the OCZ Xfire edition 2x1gb but I have 2 sets of them. I also noticed a huge difference when I had to remove that 1gb stick. If somebody could find me a 4gb set or an 8gb ddr2 800 speed or better for cheap that would be awesome.

Now for the video card, this is what i have but its the Diamond version.


Looking for an upgrade that will work with the specs above, not looking to break the bank with it. Would be nice if it was HDCP ready. And a quiet GPU is nice, the current card is loud as crap.

This is a computer I will be using for testing and very light gaming here and there.

Thanks in advance
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  1. reusing your PSU,Case,HDD, ODD.

    Not sure what not breaking the bank budget was, so I kept it under $300. the are lesser GPU's the 560se, just happens to be a good deal right now.

    EVGA 01G-P3-1464-KR GeForce GTX 560 SE (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    Item #: N82E16814130770
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

    G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS
    Item #: N82E16820231396

    MB/CPU Combo
    Intel Pentium G850 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623G850
    Item #: N82E16819116397

    ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813157236
    $295.96 + Free shipping and a $10 MIR

    Suggest a Boot OS/APP SSD as your HDD is a little on the slow side. both are free shipping
  2. I think you need to be a little more clear on what you want to do for an upgrade , it sounds like you want to upgrade the ram and video card? Not breaking the bank doesn't give us an idea of the budget amount , we're willing to help you but you also ahve to help us understand what it is that you wanrt.
    jerreddredd gave you an upgrade that is for the cpu , motherboard , ram and video card for about $300 is that what your upgrading?
  3. Let's try using this, I think it's about time we had a standardized format for upgrade advice: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/353572-13-upgrade-advice
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