Hey guys I'm looking to replace my:
-GPU, an aging overheating 4850,
-my PSU, a Rosewill 550w
and to invest in a budget, yet workhorse of a cooler (if such a thing exists, I've never gotten a cooler before) and possibly invest in another 4 gb of RAM, my MoBo only supports DDR-2 but has 4 slots and I'm currently running 4 GB 2x2 G-skill brand.
GA-MA790X-UD4P Gigabyte MoBo,
AMD Athlon(tm) 7750 Dual-Core Processor (2 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
If you guys had a recommendation for a workhouse of a processor that I could get to fit within my budget that would be nice as well.
This station needs to be able to run SW: The Old Republic at high settings, currently it overheats when running it, (i'm a beta tester for it for those of you who realize it's not out yet) and that is what spurred this, but I figured while I was at it I might as well upgrade more. (IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO RESIST UPGRADING ONCE YOU START THINKING ABOUT IT!!!!!)
My budget for this project is $500 tops, although quality and longevity is more important then saving a few bucks.
Any help with builds would be apprecaited, I'm an AMD and ATI radeon type of guy, and my MoBo supports AM2+ and AM3.
To paraphrase, minimum needs are: GPU, PSU, and Cooler
Ideally I would also like to add: 2-4 GB of RAM in 2x2 DDR2 form, a new HD, and potentially a new processor.
Thanks for the help!!!