Upgrading

Hello All, I'm thinking about upgrading my current computer (Specs below) I'm considering buying max ram (16gb) and a new graphics card (PCIe x16) I'm also aware that in order to do that I'll need to upgrade my current PSU, and I'm also considering buying a new case?

Any suggestions?


P.S I am a bit of a newb at this, sorry if this is in the wrong place

Current specs: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c02629593&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=135&contentType=SupportFAQ&prodSeriesId=5035348&prodTypeId=12454
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  1. 8GB of RAM is more than enough for the vast majority of software.

    Your CPU is going to be holding you back once you update the video card.

    I'd have a look at GeForce GTX660 Ti and Radeon HD 7870 as a maximum for that set-up, anything more won't really deliver results... no point over purchasing as by the time you want to migrate the video card to a better system it will be outdated by newer tech.

    If you have a certain budget in mind, then post some extra details and I'm sure that more responses will appear. :)
  2. I am considering 8gb, since I can just add on another 8gb easily.

    Both of those cards are a bit too much, since I'm in around a 300$ budget
  3. - They're both $250 cards.
    - 8GB of RAM is about $50, isn't it?

    Where the heck are you buying from?
  4. Newegg, I'll also need to buy PSU
  5. Ahh, sorry, my mistake.

    The lowest I recommend anyone consider is the GeForce GTX650 Ti if they're going to be gaming on it.

    Or maybe the Radeon HD 7770 if you're on more of a budget.

    I don't memorize prices as they change daily, if not hourly

    This site is pretty good for quick look-ups, but I'd also suggest checking the Toms Hardware Charts for real-world performance.
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