What should I change on my PC with $250?


What should I buy?

  1. New Monitor

  2. New GPU

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  3. New Cooler

    0 vote(s)
By farisibakir
Dec 9, 2014
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  1. This is my configuration:
    GPU - ATI Radeon HD 5770
    MONITOR 1280X1024 4:3 Ratio

    CPU - AMD FX-8320
    Motherboard - Asus M5A97 R2.0
    RAM - Kingston HyperX 2 x 4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
    Hard Drive - Western Digital 1TB Blue SATA3
    PSU - Thermaltake Smart SE 530W

    Now, what should I buy:
    1) New cooler - Probably the COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 EVO
    2) New GPU - any good suggestions?
    3) New Monitor - any good suggestions?

    I'm using it for video rendering and gaming.
  2. Spykezxp

    Spykezxp TS Addict Posts: 294   +73

    I would not worry about the CPU because it is a decent processor. The cooler I would not worry about unless you are overclocking the CPU. If you are then yes, get the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. It will bring the temps down a good amount over the "Stock" cooler. I would suggest getting a monitor (something with Widescreen and 1920x1080 resolution). You could probably get a decent monitor for around $100 to $150, then look at getting a better graphics card. You may have to save a little extra money for the graphics card, but it will be worth it in the end.

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