I built a budget pc for my wife a few years back and its about time to get upgrade it a bit. She bought a new game (Champions Online) and her rig is pretty choppy on the lowest settings.
Here is what we're working with:
CPU Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane 2.5GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
MOBO Newegg.com - MSI K9VGM-V AM2 VIA K8M890 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
RAM 1gig of Newegg.com - SUPER TALENT 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory Model T6UB1GC5 - Desktop Memory
GPU replaced a fried 7300 gt with a bfg geforce 8400 gs 512 mb
I know there is a lot of room for improvement, but i just need the most cost efficient upgrades to get rid of the choppiness on mid settings. I know i need to upgrade the ram, potentially the gpu and cpu, what do you guys think?
In case it helps, the recommended system for champions says intel E8400 core2duo, 2gig ram, geforce 8800.