Cost Effective Upgrade

Hey guys, I'm looking to do some upgrades on my computer over the next month or so. What would you all suggest to get the most bang for my buck? I use the rig primarily as a gaming pc and mostly to play Skyrim. I'm looking to spend as much as $600.


Nvidia GForce GTX 285
AMD Pheonom II X4 940 3.0ghz
4 gig ram
Windows 8 64x
600gig hard drive

Sort of a noob here. I don't remember what my PSU or Mobo is and can't figure out how to get that information. Do I just need to open up the case? Thanks.
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  1. Well you could add like 4gb more ram and get a new video card such as gtx 670 thats like $400 total then you could add a solid state disk to make computer boot faster etc as primary drive depending on size usually 256gb one is like $200 gtx 285 should have smiliar power requirements as 670 so all should fit fine.
  2. I think anything more than a HD 7850 might just bottleneck to be honest.

    I'd just keep the HDD, RAM and OS and build a new system. You can probably salvage the case and possibly the PSU as well, what are they?
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