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January 11, 2013 10:43:20 PM

Hi there im kind of bad at upgrading parts :p  So I need your help..........

I know my pc isnt ultra high spec and it needs upgrading, but I dont know what order! So heres a minigame..... Put these in upgrade order.........

1 Cpu- AMD Athlonx2
2 Motherboard- Asrock n68c-hucc
3 Ram- 4GB
3 Gpu- Asus hd 7770
4 Psu- XFX ProSeries 550W
5 Hard drive- 500gb seagate 7200rpm

So much fun!


Flicony :) 

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January 11, 2013 11:02:11 PM

Hands down the oldest part of that system has to be your CPU and MB. If you are going to upgrade, I would upgrade those. I recommend an i5 and a new board.

Next I would get 8 Gb of ram.

That said, I don't know to what degree your CPU is holding back that card. A 7770 is probably a good choice to pair with a CPU that old. Do you have any benchmark numbers. That will let me know how badly the Athlon X2 is holding you back.
January 11, 2013 11:07:09 PM

My Old PSU just exploded, so I cant really do much at the moment. That's why i'm on here asking how to upgrade :p 
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January 11, 2013 11:16:17 PM

Another thing..... Can the asus 7770 work with intel mb and cpu?
January 13, 2013 6:17:45 AM

Sorry for the delay. The asus 7770 will work fine with the intel MB and CPU so long as the MB has a PCIe x16 slot, and I can't imagine that it wouldn't.

Since your PSU died, another 500-550W will serve you fine with those parts. If you want room to expand to a larger video card in the future, I may go with a 650W instead. The price difference should be small. Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, and Corsair are all good brands.