Looking To Upgrade Current Gaming PC And Asking For Advice

Hi Everyone,

I am looking to do some upgrades to my gaming PC that I built about 2 years ago.

The PC is pretty much only used to play games. I mainly play games like Rift, GW2, Borderlands 2, BF3, and Skyrim.

My budget is about $500-$600 for the upgrades and I would be looking to purchase the parts in the next couple of weeks.

I want to upgrade to a SSD and I am looking at the Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB or Samsung 840 Series 128GB or 250GB.

After that I was interested in what other's thought I should do get a few more years out of my PC and maybe improve my fps at the higher settings on some games and maybe some point down the road add a second monitor.

Below is my current build.

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme4 B3 Intel P67
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Storage: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
Optical Drive: LG Blu-ray Burner, 3D Play Back (WH14NS40)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912
Power Supply: Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Monitor: ASUS VH238H 23-Inch 1080P LED Monitor

Thanks!
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  1. The main thing that is going to be holding you back (Besides not having an ssd) would be your graphics card, I would recommend after buying the ssd, looking into a new gpu or crossfiring your existing one.
  2. Gam3r01 said:
    The main thing that is going to be holding you back (Besides not having an ssd) would be your graphics card, I would recommend after buying the ssd, looking into a new gpu or crossfiring your existing one.


    Thanks for the response. I am planning on upgrading to a Samsung 840 128GB SSD and adding a GTX 770 GPU also based on the feedback I received.
  3. That sounds like a good upgrade, you might have to upgrade the psu, but that will last you for a few years.
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