Ok heres the deal. As you see in my my sig im going to make quite an ambitious new pc for myself, which i have approximated to be around >£2000.
Thing is i have to wait for a few months say 4months before i get that money, but right now i could easily squeeze £200 on some sort of upgrade.
My current specs are as follows:
CPU - P4 Prescott 3.2ghz (OC@3.7) -1mb cache HT socket 478
MoBo -Asus P4P800SE AGP 800FSB (OC@900)
RAM - 2x1GB DDR Corsair XMS3200C2PT TwinX CAS2
Graphics - Gainward Bliss 7800GS 512MB AGP (OC@7800GTX speed)
PSU - Hiper 580w Type R
HDD - Hitachi 160gb SATA
as you can see its pretty dated now few gens back, i think its come to its limit. But i only got the graphics card over a year and a half ago. £250 is cost me at the time (dont ask
) i really think it isnt being fully utilised because i cant even play some games like fear even on low. my cpu or ram could be bottlenecking? what im thinking of doing and i dont mind splashing £200 out, is a small but significant upgrade, this..
ASRock Motherboard - Product - 4COREDUAL-VSTA - Overview
Ignore the fans and smaller items. i want to keep my agp graphics card its got some juice in it yet to get me to my new build. i do honestly believe, being intermediate with computers that something is holding my graphics card back and getting a faster dualcore cpu, faster DDR2 ram, higher mobo FSB, and faster harddrive will raise the performance to be on par with my graphics card. Im not asking for a incredible step up just to allow me to play some DX9 games that i cant run properly now. This is important.
What do you think. Without worrying about cost or budgets, do you reckon theres a decent enough performance boost with this upgrade? Any suggestions are muched welcome.