Closed More of a general question Tags: Graphics Cards GPUs Graphics Last response: October 31, 2012 7:15 PM in Graphics & Displays Share subduck9 October 30, 2012 11:29:16 PM Not completely GPU related. So I'm currently running a intel core 2 duo e8400, 4gb ddr2 memory, and a 5770. I'm wondering what part of my upgrade I should get first. GPU or CPU+RAM? Should I get the GTX 660 first and then the i5 2500k and 8gb later? Or vice versa? More about : general question | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution cl-scott Graphics card Expert October 30, 2012 11:35:09 PM You don't really say what the stated goal is, but I would say at this point the CPU and RAM upgrade would give you the biggest bang for the buck in the widest array of situations. | Report abuse subduck9 October 30, 2012 11:38:44 PM Okay thank you. I would be playing Planetside 2 mostly if that changes anything | Report abuse subduck9 October 31, 2012 6:23:23 PM Best answer selected by Subduck9. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>More of a general question> Related ressources: ForumMore of a general question ... general vs. gaming pc ForumMore of a general question ForumUpdate - Perhaps a more general question - I think... ForumNew General Purpose Laptop <$600 with i5 and 15.5" or more ForumA General Purpose PC question ForumGeneral Overclocking Question ForumQuestion about CPUs and cores in general ? ForumMore General questions on DNS admin tool ForumGeneral Question 's about dual video cards ForumGeneral price cut question ForumGeneral OC questions for all cards. Read Please ForumGeneral question about memory bandwidth, interface and clock? Core? ForumWindow taking long time to boot/ general questions... ForumGeneral solid stat HD question ForumGeneral question about fps and AA Forum670 and 680 general question Forum5760x1080 Eyefinity on HD 7870 Forum[Solved] Compatability question Forum6790 compatibility question ForumQuestion of Video Card Upgrade from GTX 260 to 660 More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !