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Old 02-18-2013, 04:47 PM
smsmcfarland smsmcfarland is offline
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Question Gaming build upgrade?
Hi guys, I've been a member on slick deals for awhile, but haven't really been apart of the community. I'd like to participate more often and offer advice I have as well but I'd like to get some opinions on how to upgrade my current build.

I will mainly be using my comp for games/documents/and beginning programming for my CS coursework.

Right now I have:

CPU: unlocked dual core Phenom II X4 B55 (3.2ghz) not overclocked
(I can't seem to overclock at all due to the unlock, the unlocked cores might be faulty)


MEMORY: Wintec 8gb (4 x 2gb)

HDD: 500gb hitachi 5400 rpm

CARD: Radeon HD 5770 (this is really what I need to upgrade)

PSU: 550w ocz stealth

MONITOR: 23" 1920 x 1080

Basically, I want to bring my build a little current, or would you guys recommend going the intel route? I see deals all the time for new cards, but I never know whats a worthwhile upgrade. I guess I could use an SSD. Thanks for any suggestions!

Cooler: some 35$ nothing special dual fan cooler

Budget: $300-500+ (It's really up in the air now after the suggestions, could be 700+)

Last edited by smsmcfarland; 02-20-2013 at 12:23 AM..
02-18-2013, 04:47 PM

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