What should I upgrade in my build? Tags: Homebuilt Build Systems Last response: December 5, 2012 8:37 PM in Systems Share Altiris December 5, 2012 6:54:28 PM I want to upgrade something in my build but I am not sure what to upgrade or not to upgrade at all, here are my specs MSI P67A-G45 Intel Core i5 2400 (Stock heatsink) 8GB DDR3 1333mhz MSI Nvidia GTX 550TI 1TB SATA 7200rpm SATA 6gb/s I was thinking of upgrading the processor to an i7 3770k or the GTX 550TI to an AMD 7870. More about : upgrade build tiny voices a b B Homebuilt system December 5, 2012 8:07:14 PM The CPU will be fine for a while. If you are gaming, you would see a decent improvement upgrading to a 7870 over your 550ti. m 0 l Altiris December 5, 2012 8:32:53 PM I would like to record with Fraps but I noticed it uses the FPS a lot, if I got a separate hard drive would it help with recording? Would I still lose some FPS? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer tiny voices a b B Homebuilt system December 5, 2012 8:37:46 PM It would only really make a difference if you changed to a dedicated SSD for recording. Upgrading the CPU to an i7 will help some but no matter what fraps will cause FPS drop even with the best hardware. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHey!What should I upgrade in my current build to get better FPS and performance in games?AMD FX-6300 PiledriverEVGA Forum SolvedWhat Part Should I Upgrade For My Haswell Build? Forum SolvedWhat Part(s) Should I Upgrade In My Current Build? Forum Solved5 yr old gaming build. What should I upgrade? Forum Need help with build and problems, what should I upgrade, and how can I fix it? Forum what should be my next upgrade/addition to my build? Forum What should I Upgrade In My Build For Gaming and Rendering? Forum What should I upgrade in my old (am3+ , xfire capable) build? Forum What is the first part that should be upgraded in this build? Forum I have £300 to spend on upgrading my build, what do you think i should purchase? Forum New Build with old parts - what should I upgrade? Forum 2 year old build. what should i upgrade? Forum SolvedOut of all my hardware, what should I upgrade for gaming? Forum SolvedWhat PC upgrade should I make first (if any)? Forum What upgrades should I make to this build now that I have an increased budget? Forum SolvedWhat should be my next upgrade? Forum Solvedwhat should i upgrade first for gaming? Forum SolvedWhat should I upgrade? Forum Solvedwhat should i upgrade first on my pc? Forum First build and extra money: What should I upgrade? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !