Potentially going to purchase new motherboard and processor. Depending which brand/speeed comes out on top, a new vid card as well....(if funding permits).
My current system...gigabyte pro MB, ati 9600xt, 1 gb ddr 400, P4 2.4 HT, audigy zs.
When I play CS Source...I lag and the action is too much. I have had this system for maybe 3 yrs....vid card came a bit later.
anyhow, I see a whole lot of Asus this and Asus that as well as AMD. I see alot of AMD processors that are like 2.4ghz but seem to run much better and faster than intel.
To sum this up, since I am guaranteed that you all know vastly more than I, which combo set up would be good for me that will last technologie/gaming wise for the next few years? Sayaround $400.00?
Any honest help and input wouldbe appreciated.
also...should i be leaning more towards the newer boards that support pci-E?