PC upgrade advice from my current specs

  deadlydanscott 11:37 25 Mar 13

Just a general bit of advice needed. I've had my pc three years now (specs below) and I dont really want to fork out for a new one as I think mine is still pretty decent. Just wondered what people thought would be good areas to update. I use the PC for Blu Rays, gaming (mainly) and normal internet use. So graphics/speed is important of course. Let me know what you think. Cheers

ASUS P7P55 LX Mainboard - Intel Core i5/i7 - LGA 1156 / ATX Intel Core i7 860 QUAD CORE Processor (2.8ghz, 8MB Cache) - LGA1156 4GB 1333mhz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM - (2 x 2gb) 1GB ATI Radeon HD5870 Graphics Card NZXT HUSH ATX MIDI TOWER + 700W PSU.

  iscanut 11:51 25 Mar 13

I would suggest Graphics card and memory upgrade. What is your OS ?

  deadlydanscott 12:09 25 Mar 13

Windows 7 OS - although I have been thinking about going to 8....just heard it was a bit, iffy. I need a decent external HD to back up everything first.

Any particular graphics card you would reccomend??

  Chronos the 2nd 12:11 25 Mar 13

If your operating system is only 32bit then a memory upgrade is pointless but a graphics card upgrade would certainly help but what GPU to suggest depends on your budget.

  deadlydanscott 12:25 25 Mar 13

its 64 bit and budget wise it really depends on price vs improvement. I'd happily spend a few hundred pounds for a significant improvement.

  Chronos the 2nd 13:40 25 Mar 13

Switch ram up to 2x4GB 1600 CL8, ssd 256GB, gpu to 670 or 7870 depend on budget. Just checking whether a CPU upgrade would boost your spec at all.

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