£500 Upgrade Tags: Homebuilt Systems Last response: December 30, 2012 4:55 AM in Systems Share angaddev December 30, 2012 3:57:53 AM Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: before February Budget Range: £550 System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (TF2, BF3, Minecraft, Civ 5, Far Cry), Lots of Lightroom/photoshop and video editiong Are you buying a monitor: Yes (a new ips pane; Parts to Upgrade: Anything that you see fit, and RAM Do you need to buy OS: No Preferred Website(s) for Parts: pcpartpicker.com/uk/ Make sure it has the slash uk or it will be in us dollars Location: City, State/Region, Country - London, UK Parts Preferences: anything Overclocking: Yes SLI or Crossfire: If you see fit Your Monitor Resolution: 1080p Additional Comments: I would like to upgrade to 16GB RAM and buy an IPS monitor, so that's about £200 gone. I'm wondering what to spend the other £350 on. And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I am doing a lot more PhotoShop work now. Current build I5-2500k w/ Hyper 212EVO Gigabyte G1.SNIPER2 w/ 8GB Mushkin 1600 XFX 7970 HX1050 OCZ Octane 128GB + WD Green 3TB 650D More about : 500 upgrade angaddev December 30, 2012 4:55:17 AM this is what i have so far PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.24 @ Aria PC) Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£284.15 @ Scan.co.uk) Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor (£214.79 @ Aria PC) Total: £559.18 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-30 06:54 GMT+0000) m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedGPU Failed, possible upgrade to 270x but recommended 500 watts is more than 375 psu Forum SolvedAn extra 500GB for my SSD or upgrade from gtx780 to gtx780 ti Forum SolvedI have a Lenovo Y500 and want to upgrade the Graphics card. What cards could I use? Forum Solved500$ budget upgrade. Seeking advice Forum SolvedTime for an upgrade!! Budget ~$500-$550 Forum Solved£500 ish Upgrade Forum SolvedCustom Build Upgrade [$500-700] Forum SolvedI7-3770 upgrade compatible to hp pavilion 500-023w Forum SolvedI7-2600k upgrade compatible to hp pavilion 500-023w Forum SolvedLooking to Upgrade my Most of my Components $500-$600 Budget Forum SolvedWill my 500W Psu support an upgrade to the Gtx 760? Forum SolvedUpgrade PC for BF4 - $500 budget Forum Solved500-600 dollar pc build or upgrade? Forum SolvedNeed some advice on a gaming system upgrade! 500-$800 budget Forum SolvedCompaq Evo D500 1.5 GHz Processor Upgrade Forum Solvedps4 xbone, or 500 upgrade to my 6 year old comp. or somthing else? Forum Solvedps4 xbone, or 500 upgrade to my 6 year old comp. or somthing else? Forum SolvedSamsung Evo or Crucial M500 as an upgrade for a Macbook? Forum SolvedI have this seventeam ST-500 BKP-02G power supply. I am planing to upgrade -MB Gigabyte-Z87 series, CPU i7 Haswell, 16 GB RAM, Forum SolvedMajor upgrade for approx £500 - review and advice sought Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !