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

Ep45-ud3p
Core 2 Duo e7200 (2.53ghz)
3gb ddr2 800 (3x1gb)*****
WD HDD 500gb green drive
LG DVD/CD RW
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.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129254

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
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130770
    Item #: N82E16814130770
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $129.99

    G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231396
    Item #: N82E16820231396
    $23.99

    MB/CPU Combo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.989394
    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
    $141.98
    --------
    $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
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211588
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441
  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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