$600-$800 WWYD upgrades

nicedart180

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I have around $600-800 for some upgrades. I am seeking advice on how you would spend this money to best optimize my current set up and why. The PC is used for gaming. (swtor, eq2, sc2, civ, sports games and the occasional shooter.) I am considering a pair of 6950's or 560ti's, but I would also consider SSD or memory upgrades as well.

My current set up:
CPU/Cooler: i7 920 o/c 4.0 (corsair H20 cooler)
Mobo: Asus P6X58D Premuim ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131614 )
Ram: 6g triple channel ram (3x2g)
PSU: Corsair tx750w
GPU: ATI 5750
HDD: WD 500g 7200rpm
OS: win 7 home premium
Case: Cooler Master Sniper ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119194 ) included link for any questions reguarding availible space.

So, WWYD? (what would you do)
 

ervinelim

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You don't actually need any major upgrading, If you really want to then the GPU should be upgraded and an SSD would be a nice addition. Don't waste your money on buying another ram, you already have 6gb while games only need 4gb.

Get a 560ti then get a good 128gb SSD. You're good.
 

nicedart180

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I understand I dont technically need a major upgrade, but not many people do. I will have 600-800 to spend on some upgrades and I am tryn to make the most of that money.

So with that in mind, looking at my current build and budget what are some recomendations?
 

AbdullahG

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The upgrade is more of a want then a need, which honestly isn't a good idea. If you really want to upgrade, a new GPU should give you a nice performance boost. A single 6950 or 6970 is more than enough for gaming. You won't be needing a memory upgrade, and an SSD is a nice investment, but I am not a fan of those, so it is really up to you to decide.