First of all, I woud like to say hello to everyone. just registered and gotta say it looks like a great community to be a part of. Of course, the reason I signed up is because I have a problem on what to do with my cpu right now.
Okay, to start off, awhile ago my brother decided to buy me a Dell cpu for a favor and I must say it was pretty exciting at teh time when he told me the specs.
Dell Dimension 4550
1.8 ghz Pentium 4
512 DDR RAM
100 gb hard drive
64mb Video card
Overall awesome cpu for the average person. But, it wasn't built exactly for a gamer. the graphic card is a 64mb geforce 4mx 4200. yes, I know, my brother went the bargain route heh. This card has no pixel shader support so to say the least I can't play many new games at all and the ones I can play are at poor quality. To add to this misfortune, I also foudn out my motherboard was PCI only
The worst in both aspects heh.
I recently saved up a few dollars and started looking for a PCI graphics card. After looking everywhere, I thought the best card I could find was this:
256mb 9250 ATI Card(Click)
It's a good price, but when I showed my computer buddies, they said it wasn't worth it and I should altogther just build a new cpu for gaming.
So my final question is......
Do I buy this graphic card and If I do buy it, will it run newer games with good quality and will it last me awhile? Or do I just give on my current cpu and save up to buy a new one?
I Would appreciate any opinions