Got to that time again where things are getting a bit slow and choppy on my PC.
I'm not sure whether I need to upgrade or not, as I have been out of the upgrade loop for a while. Can you run your eyes over this and tell me how much benefit I'd get from upgrading, and what to upgrade to?
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E6500 @ 2.50GHz
Gigabyte GA-P43-ES3G Intel P43 Motherboard
4GB DDR2 PC2-8500C5 DDR2
Asus ATI Radeon HD 4870 1024MB GDDR5 (pci-e 2.0 I think)
19" piece of shit viewsonic monitor
standard sata 500mb hdd
That's copied and pasted from my original order.
Thing is, I'm noticing choppyness and slowdown on quite a few things. HL2 for example often stutters
If I upgrade just the graphic card, do I need to think about pci-e 3.0? Also, if I get another monitor (say, 24" ), will I need a much better gfx card than I have now? (I basically run everything at 1440 x 900)
I'm basically looking to refresh the whole thing, but if you can spot any bottleneck, I'd appreciate knowing, so I can focus on the right upgrade path. I.e., is it stupid to get a pci-e 3.0 card and put it in a 2.0 system? Or does it not matter that much
Basically, if you had this system, what would you do with it? (cue loads of 'chuck it in the bin' quotes)
I play mainly fps games and things like dark souls, skyrim etc.
Edit - budget is about 200 if it's just the gfx card, 400-600 if it's multiple components. Negotiable.
Edited by quadfather at 11:28:04 01-10-2012
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