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What to upgrade? Best bang for my buck - Gaming PC

cudsmacked

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Hi Everyone,

I built my gaming PC 6 or 7 years ago now and I'm starting to look at possible upgrades. Does anyone have any recommendations on which components would be the best bang for my buck to upgrade? Perhaps RAM?

Current Components:
CPU: Intel Core i7 920
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master hyper 212
Motherboard: Gigabyte EX58-UD3R
Memory: OCZ 6GB (2 x 3GB) DDR3-1600
Storage: ADATA SX900 256GB SSD
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480
Case: Antec Three Hundred
Power Supply: Corsair TX750W
OS: Windows 10 64-bit

Thank you for your time!
 

Nick501

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It's all dependent on your budget, but RAM is definitely not the biggest thing that needs improvement. All dependent on what you do with your computer you could really benefit from either a new GPU, a new CPU, or both. For a new CPU you would most likely need a new motherboard as well so it may be out of your price range, your RAM is while admittedly not a lot it isn't the worst part of your computer.
 

krzyimprt

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LGA1366 is pretty old and will bottleneck most of the new cards. I'd look into going with a whole completely new build sometime depending on what games you play.
 

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