What to upgrade first

Hi first post on here but read other peoples post for hours on end trying to gen up on gaming pc.
i want to start to upgrade my gaming rig but what should i upgrade first got moaning wife :non: so will have to be upgraded over time not all at once. Also anyone who has the antec 300 case what is the best fan setup i have tried loads just interested what other peoples results are.

MOTHERBORED asuus M4N72-E
HEATSINK coolmaster v6
PSU coolmaster 700w
MEMORY 8gb ram
GPU gtx 460 768mb
CASE antec 300 case
zulman fan controller
1tb and 500gb
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  1. ktm450 said:
    Hi first post on here but read other peoples post for hours on end trying to gen up on gaming pc.
    i want to start to upgrade my gaming rig but what should i upgrade first got moaning wife :non: so will have to be upgraded over time not all at once. Also anyone who has the antec 300 case what is the best fan setup i have tried loads just interested what other peoples results are.

    MOTHERBORED asuus M4N72-E
    HEATSINK coolmaster v6
    PSU coolmaster 700w
    MEMORY 8gb ram
    GPU gtx 460 768mb
    CASE antec 300 case
    zulman fan controller
    1tb and 500gb


    Id recomend a new CPU or GPU.

    If you have a 2 core AMD, get a 4 or 6 core.

    If you have a good 4 or 6 core, get a new GPU like the Radeon 68xx series or 78xx/79xx series. Or nvidia 6xx series.
  2. Hi. my cpu is AMD Phenom II X4 3.4 GHz Processor
  3. ktm450 said:
    Hi. my cpu is AMD Phenom II X4 3.4 GHz Processor


    Thats pretty good. Try overclocking that,

    Also, being that thats good, I'd recomend a new gpu.

    Upgrades (better than the 460) are as follows:

    Nvidia:
    The same 758MB 460 (to use in SLI)
    1gb 256bit GTX460 (cant sli with your current gpu)
    Gtx470
    GTX 480
    GTX560 or 560 ti
    GTX570
    GTX580
    GTX590
    GTX650ti
    GTX660 or 660ti
    GTX670
    GTX680
    GTX690

    AMD Radeon:
    6850
    6870
    6950
    6970
    6990
    7850
    7870
    7890
    7950
    7970
    7980
  4. Just on doing a weeks worth of reading up on overclocking my cpu before i touch anything.
    Would you sli the same card as i can pick one up cheap would it make much difference. Or should i
    go for the gtx 570 / gtx580 have they got a good couple of years before that will need changing.
    Thanks for your help
  5. ktm450 said:
    Just on doing a weeks worth of reading up on overclocking my cpu before i touch anything.
    Would you sli the same card as i can pick one up cheap would it make much difference. Or should i
    go for the gtx 570 / gtx580 have they got a good couple of years before that will need changing.
    Thanks for your help


    Sli'ing your current card would give you the preformance of a gtx570 (580 if OC'ed)


    your call.
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