Upgrading Rig, what to prioritize? Tags: Homebuilt RAM CPUs Systems Last response: September 29, 2012 11:20 AM in Systems Share raichu September 29, 2012 5:16:45 AM Planning on upgrading my computer by the end of the year, but I'd like to know what I should get first. My current setup (the parts I'm planning on switching): CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 (stock @ 3.2GHz) Mobo: Gigabyte GA-M68M-S2P RAM: PNY Optima DDR2 (2x2GB @ 667MHz) GPU: EVGA GTX 560 2GB (non-TI) My future setup: CPU: Intel i5-3570k (planning to OC to 4.5GHz) Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V Pro RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 (2x4GB @ 1600MHz) GPU: EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB Would I benefit more from switching out my CPU, Mobo, and RAM first? Or would swapping to the 670 be a better choice? Thanks in advance! More about : upgrading rig prioritize | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove excella1221 September 29, 2012 11:20:14 AM Technically speaking, you could go straight to just getting the GPU. But I would be more comfortable if I got the new CPU and RAM first. Especiially since your current one is only running at 667MHz. A bit of a side note: It's better to ask here again about parts when you're a bit closer to your estimated date of buying them. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Upgrading Rig, what to prioritize?> Related ressources: ForumWhat to prioritize for upgrade? HDD? RAM? CPU? GPU? ForumHelp prioritizing 1st Gaming build ForumNeed Advice for Programming/Gaming Rig ForumFirst gaming rig build ever, price range of 600 to 750. ForumHow to prioritize SSD in my laptop budget? Forum$1500 Gaming Rig - Requesting Input From Community ForumUpgrading a 3yr old system. ForumTo upgrade or not... what would you do?? ForumBuilding a Gaming Rig within 800$ (Help on Mobo,PSU) ForumSystem Upgrade(s) $1500 Budget. ForumNew Gaming Rig High End ForumNew Gaming build Budget $600 Forum$1200 to spend, gaming rig --newbie at building/OC'in ForumPower Supply good for cheap price ForumWhat would be my FPS on BF3?? Forum[Solved] What to do after assembly? Forum2012 Gaming Rig - First Build Check ForumWhat do you think of this system? ForumUpgrading PC ForumWhat do you think of this build I ordered? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !