Upgrade but what?


Established Member

I have a spare £200 kicking about and thought I should upgrade my computer, or part of it.
I am not sure what to put the money too!
A new motherboard and processor or put it to a new graphics card,

Other than google i use it to watch movies via my nas drive, (plex/xbmc)
I play games on it (single player never online,)
I prefer to xbox and ps4 for the online side.

below is my system specs:
Motherboard IPMTB-TK Truckee
Chipset intel X58 express
Socket LGA 1366
Processor intel core i7 920 2.67 ghz
12 gb ram DDR3 ( 6 x 2gb)
Ati 5770 x 2 ( cross fired)
Win 8



Established Member
SSD is the best bang for bucks, if you want to upgrade that really is the best way to go for less than £200.

Dave Lewis

Novice Member
I would go with a new GPU but you might want to check your PSU is up to the job of powering whatever you get. An R9 280X will draw about 250 Watts so you will need a 500 - 600 Watt PSU to be safe.
Shes already powering 2x5770, so £150 gfx card AND a Boot SSD (128Gb) for £50, saves volts and speeds system up (i7 good for a while yet)

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