im looking on not spending much at all. I have a grand, but im saving for a car, but my computer needs upgrades to the extreme. had it for a few years, and its not running really anymore
radeon 9700 128mb
60gb 7200rpm hd
Dragon Ultra KT400 mobo
Athlon xp 1.8ghz
i dont run eq2 very well anymore, lag spikes and i have to run it on the "extreme performance" setting, making graphics etc suck ***.
Would it be a good idea to just get another gig of ram? would that be cheapest/best approach?
this is more of an extent upgrade, but i dunno if it would really give me a decent enough boost to last me a while until I get a car?
processor $105.99 (2.0GHz, easy overclocker)
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2000MHz HT Socket 939 Processor - Retail
vid card $149.99 (7600GT 256mb)
eVGA Geforce 7600GT 256-P2-N553-AX Video Card - Retail
hd $101.99 (10krpm, 37gb)
Western Digital Raptor 36.7GB 3.5" Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
ram $150 (2gb)
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Platinum System Memory - Retail
and im going to keep using my 21" CRT for my monitor... i was going to really upgrade (spend about 2k) but i chose a car would be a better option first.