Will $500 put my PC back in the game?
I have always been bummed that I built the high-end PC that I did (early this year) and Flight Simulator X has always run like crap, even after the "performance-enhancing" patch that was released. Plus system hogging games have come out like Crysis, and I think I would only really be able to enjoy the new games if I am getting smooth FPS on full graphics.
I have a few extra bucks sitting around and was thinking about going to a Quad-Core and some more Ram and possibly a new GPU.
My specs are listed in my sig. Would $500 "revatilize" my PC? If so, what should I spend my money on? What parts would make the most dramatic difference. Is it even possible to run FSX smoothly with only $500 of Upgrades, or would you guys recommend I wait another 6 months?
Enermax Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Case
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16Ghz - OC'd at 4.13Ghz Stable
ASUS P5B Deluxe P965 Motherboard
Zalman 750W Modular Power Supply w/ Heatpipe Cooling
Zalman 110MM 2 Ball CPU Cooler
eVGA GeForce GTX285 1GB Graphics Card
G.SKILL 6GB DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
Logitech THX Z-5300e 280 Watts RMS 5.1 Speakers
SCEPTRE 22" Widescreen HDTV LCD
Wireless Logitech Keyboard and Mouse
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1
SAMSUNG SpinPoint 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s