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Looking for low budget upgrade suggestions.

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August 9, 2013 5:37:53 PM

Looking to upgrade my computer.. It still runs all the games I play pretty good EXCEPT path of exile. Just curious if I would be better off spending 120 on a graphics card or if there is a decent gpu for 60 and a small ssd for 60. If I have to spend more than 120 I guess I will but just trying to find if the best upgrade is one item or multiple cheaper items.

Current System [Running windows vista 64 bit]
* ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
* SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
* Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80570E8400
*Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit
*Western Digital WD Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

To be a little clearer.. Path of exile runs fine when I am by myself but when in a group with 5 others it gets extra jittery which is why I thought an SSD might help.
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August 9, 2013 8:05:53 PM

The stutter you get playing online with others may be a server issue or internet lag. But it could also be the PC's lack of power. The biggest bang for the buck will be with the addition of a better gfx card. But the C2D will begin to bottle neck performance of too powerful of a card. Nevertheless, I would get a bit more card than the C2D can keep up with. I would suggest an HD 7850: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
If that is too much for your budget right now, drop down to a HD 7770: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
Or a GTX 650ti: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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