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trying to figure out what will best impact my pc for gaming (upgrade)

#1_GuitarZero_Posted 5/16/2014 6:23:40 AM
i made a post the other day for builds but it doesn't look like i'll be able to dish out for a full new rig just yet ...

so with that said i'm looking to see what would be the best course of action to upgrade what i currently have. Looking mainly for biggest performance impact as priority then work down.

Current setup:
CPU: AMD Phenom(tm) 9750 Quad-Core Processor 2.4 GHz
RAM: 8GB (not positive on brand/type...6 years ago if it matters)
Vid Card: GeForce GTX 460
Drives: Scsi Drives
motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION NARRA3

system model HP-Pavilion FK790AA-A2L m9400f

i was thinking maybe adding in an SSD drive since i don't think the Graphics card is THAT bad..(could be wrong)

anyways whichever route you guys will at least get me rolling a little better bit by bit would be appreciated.

Thanks for your help :)
#2TheOppositePosted 5/16/2014 6:31:57 AM
Upgrade the motherboard and CPU and possibly the RAM if it's DDR2. That 460 is still not a bad video card.
#3DragnfyrPosted 5/16/2014 6:35:25 AM
You definitely need a new CPU and motherboard and DDR3 RAM if you have DDR2. The old first generation Phenom's were horrible even when they were still fairly new.
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#4BannedMomPosted 5/16/2014 6:46:01 AM
What is your Power Supply?
How much are you spending for the case?
#5_GuitarZero_(Topic Creator)Posted 5/16/2014 6:48:30 AM
i just popped in a new power supply when i got the graphics card (old one wouldn't run it)
its 520watt dynex ATX

i never thought about the case yet too be honest...slipped my mind
#6phy2jshPosted 5/16/2014 6:50:48 AM
If you're saving for a new rig, why waste money on upgrading your current one?
#7TheOppositePosted 5/16/2014 6:52:22 AM(edited)
On second thought, I would completly overhaul the computer. I don't think Dynex is a reputable brand, and you absolutely don't want a bad power supply. You should eventually update the CPU, motherboard, RAM (if it isn't DDR3), case and power supply. I'm not sure which to start with. You would probably need a new case if you replace the motherboard and CPU.
#8_GuitarZero_(Topic Creator)Posted 5/16/2014 6:56:53 AM
lol so basically i'm back to square one...new rig :p
#9TheOppositePosted 5/16/2014 6:59:14 AM
That's pretty much it. Make what you have last until you can fully replace it.
#10CELTEKKPosted 5/16/2014 7:01:10 AM
right now it's a better idea to save and build a completely new rig. it's not worth upgrading those parts one by one. better off doing it all at once.
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