First off, I'd like to say hello to everyone as I am new here, and I'd also like to thank anyone who post in this thread in advance for taking the time to read this.
So thank you.... Now then on to the post
So I upgrade my PC every couple of years or so for high end gaming or atleast for something that will let me play games without a problem that are released 2-3 years from now. At the moment this is what I have. (try not to laugh too much as how outdated it may be... it can still pack a kick...
Intel Xeon Yorkfield X3350 (Newegg.com - Intel Xeon X3350 Yorkfield 2.66GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80569X3350
Gigabyte EX38 - DS4 (Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EX38-DS4 LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard
8 Gb PC2-6400 (cant find a link for specs but the 4 sticks of memory I have are model number: OCZ2RPR10662G)
Zoatac Geforce 9800 GTX (cant find link to the one that I have. though it was their first model of this card.)
Creative Sound Blaster Xi-Fi extreme gamer sound card (no link sorry)
dont really remember but I know its a 700 watt....
The information above was taken from CPU-Z (with the exception of the power supply.) What I want to do is upgrade my to be able to play games like Final Fantasy XIV and other stuff that pushes PC's to their limit. I want to upgrade my video card and have $530 to spend atm . while I know its enough for a high end card, I wanted to get you guys opinion on weather or not if I need to upgrade anything else? and as to how much should I spend on what part?
FYI: I have ran the benchmark test for final fantasy XIV with my current setup on high and got a 1257 for my score (very bad
Once again Thanks in advance to those that reply.