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What to upgrade? $50-80

SWATermelon
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Curious what I can get from upgrades to my preexisting rig. What would boost performance (used for browsing and light gaming) and cost less than ~$80 USD?

CPU
    AMD Athlon II X3 450    

PSU

Prudent Way PWI PR550
RAM
    6.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz 
Motherboard
    Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. GA-880GM-USB3 (Socket M2) 
Graphics
     1023MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 (MSI)  
Storage
    465GB Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 (SATA)

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If you can upgrade both, get a new CPU and a new GPU.

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Get a SSD it's about that price and will make loading times 10x faster

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Just now, Darpyface said:

Get a SSD it's about that price and will make loading times 10x faster

Don't care too hard about loading times, tbh

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1 minute ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

If you can upgrade both, get a new CPU and a new GPU.

But like, which ones? I am not too knowledgeable about different models.

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Just now, SWATermelon said:

But like, which ones? I am not too knowledgeable about different models.

Whatever CPU that's on the AM3 socket and better than what you have, and probably shoot for a used GT 1030.

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Just for booting up windows or opening a browser is a lot faster. Game loading times are not what loading times are for. $50 - $80 isn't that much.

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Agree with darpy, SSD. An SSD will noticeably improve interaction with the OS and every program; it also can migrate to a future rig. You are running AM3 socket, not AM2(if your provided motherboard information is accurate). You should run some logging software like open hardware monitor to figure out if there is an obvious bottleneck and upgrade on that basis if your not interested in an SSD. If a cheap used quad core can be found, it will help with general programs. Otherwise a GPU will improve game image quality even if the bottleneck is the CPU.

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