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So, I threw together a budget system about 3 years ago, and it has held up pretty well, but I'm trying to figure out if I can squeeze out any extra performance with a $100-200 upgrade, or if I should just wait to rebuild with a whole new mobo. Current system:
E4300 Core2Duo OC'd @ 3.0Ghz
CoolMaster SilentPro 600W
I thought about throwing in another gig or two of RAM, but honestly, I've never seen a game use more than 2gigs, so I'm not sure if it will really make that much of a difference. I've thought of upgrading my CPU, but the only thing my mobo supports that's better is an early quad-core, and again, most games I play don't use more than two cores, so I think it would be a waste. That leaves the GPU, I could upgrade to a 6970 or GTX 460, but would I see much of a difference with my current CPU?
Maybe my best bet would be to just throw in an SDD?