What should I upgrade first? Please reply with model and a link if possible!

PC Specs:
AMD Athlon II 270 Processor 3.60 GHz dual core, DDR3 8gb RAM1333 mhz, ATI Radeon HD6450 1GB, 500GB Sata II 3Gb/s, ACE PSU 350w, Gigabyte 78LMT-USB3 Motherboard.

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  1. ... I would honestly just scrap everything. Nothing there holds much value but the RAM, but there are better modules. Can you tell me your budget? I'll give you a good list of components you could afford.
  2. My budget is £200 / $315
  3. I see. Well, the motherboard is still good (kinda) - you could put in an FX CPU, like the FX-6300, replace the video card for a 7770, right there that's about 300$. Use the 50$ to buy a better PSU!
  4. Saphire Radeon 7770?
  5. Hi, yes. Check this page for the CPUs your mobo can support http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4305#

    The CPU you've found is fine, as long as your BIOs is upto date. If you can stretch your budget abit more, go for a Radeon 7850.
  6. Thanks for all your help guys so if I buy the 7850 and install it will it be compatible now?
  7. Hi, not with your 350W PSU. AMD recommend a 500W or greater PSU which has a 6-pin PCI Express power connector for the Graphic card. Even the Radeon 7750 requires a 400W PSU minimum. I would get a good PSU and Graphic card, save up the extra cash for a better CPU down the line.
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