$150 to Upgrade My Pc

My current build, Mainly use it for gaming.

  • AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE
  • ASRock 970 EXTREME3
  • OCZ Technology 90GB Agility 3 Series
  • G.SKILL Value Series 8GB 
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 500 GB
  • Seagate SV35 1TB 7200RPM
  • AMD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 
  • Rosewill CHALLENGER Black 
  • Corsair H60
  • CORSAIR CXM series CX750M

Give me some ideas on what to upgrade with the amount of money I have. 

If this is in the wrong section sorry.

Just upgrade the GPU. Maybe grab a 7850. The Phenom is still a competitive CPU, and will handle the 7850 comfortably. That's the only thing that I would do with this given build and the given budget.


Grab the 2gb variant if you want it. It shouldn't make too much of a performance difference, unless you want to play a lot of Skyrim.

Should allow you to play most games on high settings.

Merry Christmas

Unfortunately I cant find that one anywhere. But if I manage to get another $30 I might get this.



The 270 is basically a rebranded 7850 with some up-to-date features. Comes with 2Gb of Vram as standard. You might also consider the 7870 at a slightly higher price point, which will beat the 270.

Either way, you'll find that any of the aforementioned GPUs will allow you to play games at 1080p on high/ultra settings. Very balanced with the rest of your system too.

Thanks for the help really appreciate it.