pc upgrade

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pete4853
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oaky every body so i have a rather old build i put together really cheap.

specs:
gigabyte ma785gt-ud3h motherboard
gtx 260 (192 cores) from evga
4 gb kingston value ddr3 ram
old harddisk 5600 rpm 120 gb (laptop model)
coolermaster elite 430 case
h100 water cooler
and a phenom x2 unlocked b55 oc to 3.62 ghz

i gotta upgrade but im on a budget the cheaper i can upgrade for more preformens the better.
though im not really sure where to start and where would an upgrade give most preformance boost for the lowest budget?

im a casual player (hon,swtor,skyrim and other big rpg games)
though i would liek to run bf3 fluid in atleast high graph in the end of this year.

so where would you guys start?

you name it, I game it :)

marijanovic
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A new hard drive (7200rpm 16 or 32 MB cache like a Seagate Barracuda 7200.12, Western Digital caviar Blue or Black, Samsung SpinPoint F3...) would be top priority.

CPU, cooler, case, ram and motherboard do not require an upgrade, at least not soon.

You may choose to upgrade your GPU, but that is not a muss (GTX 260 can handle these games you mentioned).
If you decide to upgrade; a AMD Radeon HD 6870 or a nVidia GTX 560 (Ti or non-ti) would be a good choice.
But be carefool if you have a trashy chinese power supply, you may need to upgrade.

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pete4853
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i ahve a corsair tx750 psu :D it can handle it :P

marijanovic
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It can handle two.

pete4853
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easy yes :)