Upgrading my system

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CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($81.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-GE Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card
Case: Raidmax Typhoon ATX-312WS ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($52.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $347.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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this is my current build.


im looking to:
-upgrade the cpu (found an i5 2320 for $100)
-upgrade the motherboard to sli or crossfire another 6850
-upgrade the psu if needed.
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  1. Is the 2320 on the cpu support list for your motherboard? Check that on the Asrock site

    Unless you have a retail copy of windows its locked to the motherboard so if you replace that then you need a new copy of windows too .

    I would probably replace the psu with an 80+ bronze rated unit of about 500 watts
    and then fit a single 7850 or 650ti for graphics

    You could also double the RAM but the benefit is marginal
  2. ouch. i dont think i should upgrade the motherboard then. not worth the cost of another windows.

    that cpu is compatible, but i think i will fork out the extra cash and get a 2500k instead of the $100 2320.

    my 500 watt psu isnt good enough? ill replace with 80+ if i need to though.

    im pretty happy with my 6850 for now, with the i5 i should be able to max most of the stuff i play out pretty easy. my current cpu hold me back a bit.

    and i think i will double the RAM. (:

    thanks for your reply! (:
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