Originally posted by persianxballer
My current specs are:
AMD64 3200+ Venice Socket 939
MSI Neo4 Platinum mobo
1 GB (512mbx2) OCZ EL DDR PC-3200 Platinum Revision 2
500GB (250gbx2) WD Sata150 hard drives
Rosewill 550W PSU
What should I upgrade first?
I was thinking getting more ram. Getting an Opteron 165 and overclock it. Getting a better PSU. Getting a DX10 card.
Or should I just ride this system until I absolutely need a new one?
It depends on how much you have to spend and what future games you wish to play. If you have alot of money or have no limit I say Build a new comp now.
Something along the lines of E6600, 680I Board, 500 Watt psu, 8800GTX 2 GB's RAM. W/e
But if you have say 300-500 Bucks. I would get a new AMD processor such as the 4400+ or an opteron and OC it. Along with a new Video card as suggested above. The reason for this is 300-500 $ really ins't enough to get a great Intel setup right now. But the upgrade to a dual Core AMD should hold you over until you save up enough money.