first post and I would like some second opinions from all you hardcore people on whether or not i should upgrade a couple things.
first off, heres my current rig and what i want to upgrade:
450w power supply
BFG Tech GeForce 7950GT 512mb 565/715 core/mem speed
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 2.2GHz (currently 2.6GHz OCed)
2GB DDR400 System RAM
SATA Hard Drive 1.5Gb/s
Giga-Byte GA-K8NF-9 rev.1 nForce 4-4x chipset MOBO
This system plays pretty much every game very fast, even oblivion is quite smooth with just minor graphics tweaks.
The 2 parts I was thinking of upgrading are the Motherboard (its a couple years old) and the processor.
My current MOBO:
My main concern with the MOBO upgrade is the FSB speed increase. my current is 800MHz (1600MT/s) while the upgrade is 1000MHz (2000MT/s). Would this be an upgrade worth spending the money on? I know my current processor has 2000MHz HT and it probably isnt using the full FSB potential. but If its not a big enough upgrade then ill pass.
As for the processor, my current athlon 64 3700+(OCed to 2.6GHz):
upgrade: athlon 64 FX-55
is this a worthy upgrade? or not enough to justify the cost? my current 3700+ is clocking @ 2.6GHz right now and it has pretty much the same specs as the fx-55 besides base core speed, does this mean it would run along side this chip? if so i shouldnt upgrade right?
any help from everyone is greatly appreciated. and please suggest any upgrades that would be a better candidate for purchase. thanks!