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Upgrade with £1200

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December 25, 2012 5:56:40 AM

Hello,
I have about £1200 to spend on upgrading my pc, which i haven't done in a long time, I already want a new GPU (the GTX 680 4gig) which is gonna cost about £421.03 inc VAT if I get an upgrade from PCSpecialist.co.uk. My question is what do i spend the remaining money on?

Here Are my specs right now, I know that there nothing to brag about, so please give some info about what u would chose, and why

Processor - (CPU) Intel® Core™i5-2500 Quad Core (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache) + HD Graphics

Motherboard - ASUS® P8Z68-V LX: USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs, ATI®CrossFireX

Memory (RAM) - 8GB SAMSUNG DDR3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 4GB)

Graphics Card - 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 Ti - 2 DVI,HDMI,VGA - 3D Vision Ready

Memory - 1st Hard Disk 1TB WD CAVIAR GREEN WD10EARX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE

1st DVD/BLU-RAY - Drive 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

Memory Card Reader - INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0
PORT

Power Supply - CORSAIR 650W ENTHUSIAST SERIES™ TX650 V2-80 PLUS® BRONZE

Processor Cooling - SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE INTEL CPU
COOLER

Sound Card - ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

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December 25, 2012 11:30:51 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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December 25, 2012 11:44:20 AM

I'd get a decent SSD, that green drive must be pretty slow. Other than that I'd leave it for now, you're fine.

The 840 Pro series is pretty awesome, I'd go for that.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009LI7CTY/ref=asc_df_B009LI...

EDIT: Any more performance boosts won't be worthwhile in my opinion, I'd sooner spend the money on nice speakers/headset or a monitor. Maybe a 2560x1440 monitor?
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December 25, 2012 1:20:40 PM

^ +1 with him

your hdd is slowing you down... no need to throw it away. adding an SSD will be the best solution. use your old HDD as an internal storage for movie etc
December 26, 2012 3:05:37 AM

Your Hard Drive ^
Also I think with your 1200 euro you could go for a Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition its 610$ and if i am correct that is 462-463 Euro
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