I need help upgrading my pc for better gaming performance

acydo

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This is what i have.

Asus P5Q Pro Turbo
Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 3.33Ghz @ 4.0Ghz
Thermaltake NiC C5 CPU Cooler
2x2GB G.Skill PC2-6400 (400 Mhz)
2x2GB Kingston PC2-6400 (400 Mhz)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550Ti GDDR5 2GB
Thermaltake Smart M Series 850 Watts
Samsung SSD 840EVO 250 GB

I play Aion Online and my FPS are very bad when i play with the graphics in auto. the only way for me to get a lil better fps is if i lower all the graphics settings to 0 and im tired of that. I was thinking about upgrading my parts but dont know where to start. Should I upgrade my video card or mobo/cpu/ram? and what do you recommend.
System Req.
http://gameguide.na.aiononline.com/aion/System Specifications
Thank you in advance.
 
Core 2 Quad is much better than Core 2 Duo.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 - sells for $110 on eBay
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 - sells for $65 on eBay

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound
http://www.superbiiz.com/query.php?s=Arctic+Silver+5+High-Density+Polysynthetic+Silver+Thermal+Compound+

I would not be mixing multiple RAM kits together. You can use faster RAM than DDR2 800Mhz.
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166&Tpk=N82E16820231166

GeForce GTX 550 Ti Average G3D Mark - 1924
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+550+Ti

Radeon R9 270 Average G3D Mark - 4184
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Radeon+R9+270&id=2766

Radeon R9 270 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131545
 
Core 2 Quad is much better than Core 2 Duo.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 - sells for $110 on eBay
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 - sells for $65 on eBay

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound
http://www.superbiiz.com/query.php?s=Arctic+Silver+5+High-Density+Polysynthetic+Silver+Thermal+Compound+

I would not be mixing multiple RAM kits together. You can use faster RAM than DDR2 800Mhz.
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166&Tpk=N82E16820231166

GeForce GTX 550 Ti Average G3D Mark - 1924
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+550+Ti

Radeon R9 270 Average G3D Mark - 4184
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Radeon+R9+270&id=2766

Radeon R9 270 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131545
 

jollypirate

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If i were you i would upgrade everything except the psu and ssd if you have a tight budget i think the cpu is whats holding you down in aid so a new cpu/cpu+mobo.you could buy a core 2 quad for the same socket but can it would probably be best to change the mobo to and go with an i5 and then later on a new gpu
 

Newbbuilder11

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This is a good Idea and great way to save money, C2Q 9650 runs well with the R9 270, as well faster RAM means better PC.

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Justkeeplookin

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It seems you already started on overclocking. First of all jump to the Core 2 Quad 9650 base clock of 3.0 GHz can reach 4.0 GHz stably. I recommend go for faster memory cause 400 MHz isn't fast try at least 800 MHz or try 1026 MHz or 1333 MHz. You have a decent Graphic's Card. Like he said see if you can lean on the i5 side. Maybe a i5 3770k should be enough for today's gaming
 

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