Need Eval of Gaming Computer
I put together the follow computer over the past year and a half, thanks to advice and insight obtained from this forum.
I'm wondering if I can cheaply, say for $100 - $300, push more performance out of this build or should I simply wait and put together another machine. Here's what I have:
AMD FX 57 CPU
Gigabyte K8N Ultra-9 socket 939 board
2 GB Corsair Value DDR RAM
7900 GS EVGA graphics card
Soundblaster X-Fi Music sound card
550w CoolerMaster power supply
Samsung 930 19" Monitor 7ms 800:1 60 mhz 1054 x 720
120 gb Seagate 7000 rpm hd
80 gb WD Raptor 10000 rpm hd (SATA II)
I'm contemplating eventually adding an upgrade to the graphics card. I mostly use this machine to game and generally play games like Europa Universalis II, Civ 4, HOMM5, Med Total War II, etc. HOMM5 with antialiasing cranked up seemed to tax it some and I'd like to play that game without there being alot of screen lag. Please advise. Thanks.