Been on the sidelines for a while...

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#1 Posted by BlazinBill557 (126 posts) -

It's been quite a while since I've played pc games seriously and I've gotten pretty far behind on the current hardware knowledge. Basically I'd like to either upgrade what I have or just start again with a new build since mine is pretty old (2008). Here's what I'm working with:

- 4870 512 MB

- E8400 @ 3.00 Ghz

- 4 GB DDR2 RAM

- 750 Watt PSU

From what I've been researching, it looks like either the i5 2500k or 3750k is the way to go CPU-wise. My current mobo doesn't support that socket type nor does it support DDR3 memory. I really hate to be -that guy- but I'm not too sure where to branch off from here. Any suggestions on a set up that isn't -too crazy- would be extremely helpful! Thanks.

#2 Posted by General_X (9136 posts) -
What is your upgrade budget?
#3 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

What is your upgrade budget?General_X
indeed, getting a 2500k or saying you will is nice and all but if your maximum spending limit is not there then its not gonna happen

#4 Posted by BlazinBill557 (126 posts) -

Looking around $800 or so as a budget.