Upgrade existing system!

Ashbacher7

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Ok, so here's my question. What can I add/remove/replace in my current build to make it better? It's AMD Gaming build.

Build:
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

Memory: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226095&Tpk=996770

MoBo: ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131668

DVD: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118039

Case Fan (no back fan included): Thermaltake AF0032 120mm Blue LED Case Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106149

Graphics Card: XFX HD-685X-ZNFR Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150551

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103871

Case: XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811103011

PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371015

HD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136795


That's the build I already have built. I need YOUR help to improve it. I use it mainly for gaming. (Dragon Nest, WoW, Minecraft, etc.). Please help! Thanks!
 
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I would get a Samsung Spinpoint F3 instead of the WD black...extra 500gb, runs cooler, quiter and equal performance. Would also recommend a different cpu, wither a 955 or a 1090t and overclock if you want. You may want to hold off a little bit longer and see what Bulldozer has to offer. But if now is a must I would maybe look into an AM3+ board that had the ability to upgrade to bulldozer later.

gonemtbiking123

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I would get a Samsung Spinpoint F3 instead of the WD black...extra 500gb, runs cooler, quiter and equal performance. Would also recommend a different cpu, wither a 955 or a 1090t and overclock if you want. You may want to hold off a little bit longer and see what Bulldozer has to offer. But if now is a must I would maybe look into an AM3+ board that had the ability to upgrade to bulldozer later.
 
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