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    What's the best upgrade I can make for MoP?

    I'm thinking of making an upgrade for MoP and was wondering what you guys thought would be the best/most economical upgrade. This is what I'm running:

    CPU: Intel(R) Core™ i7-930 2.80 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366
    MOTHERBOARD: (3-Way SLI Support) Asus P6X58D-E Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Mainboard Triple-Channel DDR3/1600 SATA-III RAID w/ 7.1Audio,GbLAN,IEEE1394a,USB3.0,SATA-III RAID,3 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI
    MEMORY: 6GB (2GBx3) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module
    OS: Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
    POWERSUPPLY: 600 Watts - XtremeGear Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
    VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card

    I was thinking 12 GB more of RAM (only $65 at Newegg atm), but let me know what you guys think!

    Thanks in advance!

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    You won't be able to upgrade CPU without changing motherboard and then buying an odd number of RAM DIMMS, you have 3, and you need either 4 or 8 for both X79 and Z77... and that will be quite expensive to do.

    You'll probably notice a difference if you upgraded that 5770 to either an HD 7870 or a GTX 660 ti though, and it'll cost less than the CPU / mobo.

    If you still wanna upgrade the ram, i'd say try and sell the 3x2GB dimms you have and buy that 12GB kit.
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    The video card upgrade is so much though, $250+. The RAM, I can add to my existing 6GB and get up to 18GB for just $65 though. Wouldn't that be a good upgrade? I've always heard WoW doesn't use GPU as much as CPU/Ram.

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    Could also get a Solid State Drive to put your OS/WoW onto, nice little speed boost for most of the things you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbit View Post
    The video card upgrade is so much though, $250+. The RAM, I can add to my existing 6GB and get up to 18GB for just $65 though. Wouldn't that be a good upgrade? I've always heard WoW doesn't use GPU as much as CPU/Ram.
    Well going from 6GB of ram to 12+ isn't going net you more fps unless you have a lot of programs opened in the back ground while gaming.

    If you're want a cheaper gpu, you could always go for: 6850/6870/560ti/7850

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