Upgrade cpu/mobo/ram/hdd or just gpu?


Oct 14, 2010
trying to game crysis 3 max 1080p single monitor and metro last light with no SSAO but physx on.Also BF4 , BF3, witcher 2, upcoming releases

What would get me the best benefits now? i only have about $400 max i wanna spend. Ill spend whatever I dont get now in a few weeks to completely upgrade.

my current rig is:

Phenom 965 stock 3.4ghz
4gb ddr2 corsair
Gigabyte mobo
150gb hdd
Gtx 560ti
650watt antec earthwatts psu
Corsair h60 cooler

This is my question basically for all you guys, do these upgrades listed below seem like ill get the most bang for my buck , or should I just get a GTX 770, and upgrade cpu/mobo/ram/hdd/ssd later?

HD - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM HDD
MOBO - ASrock z77 Extreme4 1155
CPU - I5-3570K Ivy Bridge
RAM - Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800) Low profile timings 9-9-9-24
SSD - Crucial M4 64GB SATA III

****All this comes to 518 on Newegg with the free RAM deal w/ z77 mobo****

Solid choices? I think so. lemme know what you guys think

many thanks


Apr 30, 2013
Id go with the combo you listed any day of the week. While it wont be super benificial for gaming, you're going to need to make the upgrade sometime soon anyways. Plus, you only have a 160GB HDD and getting a 1TB HDD and an SSD would help you a lot. Same goes for the CPU upgrade, I would definitely make the upgrade!

Note: I would strongly advise getting a 128 SSD! There's a reason they dont sell the 64GB variety in any of the new SSD models. If you want something fast and very reliable (which is the most important thing) id recommend the 840 PRO. I have it and I love it.

EDIT: 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a new (and much better) MOBO is your dagger. Upgrade.

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