Asus P5LD2-VM Mobo
Intel P4 3.4Ghz LGA775 551 CPU
EVGA 7800GT 256mb PCI-e
2gb ddr2 533mhz RAM
various SATA drives
I would like to uprade it to be able to handle some newer games a bit better, but would like to do so in the most cost effective way as im on a tightish budget. I've got 1 ram slot left so i could either fill that with another stick of the same ram or upgrade all of the ram to higher speeds, would the second option be worth it? For example, would 2gb of fast ram be much better than 3 or 4gb of cheap, slowish ram?
Next, the graphics card is getting old, how big of an improvement do you reckon a new card for about £100 would produce?
Something like this: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145605, any other reccommendations?
I'm under the impression that i'd be better off upgrading the graphics card than the cpu, and im not sure if i want to cough up the cash to upgrade both. Would i see a bigger improvement with a graphics uprade than cpu (gaming wise)? If i upgraded the graphics would my outdated cpu hold it back? I'd like to upgrade to dual core but dont know if it would be too pricey for the increase in performance.
I haven't given it all much thought yet as ive only just decided that i want to update my system, so any advice, suggestions or reccomendations would be really helpful. Basically i want to get the most out of my system and stand me in good stead for the next couple of years without spending a fortune.
After a bit of browsing i've found these.
The memory seems good value, but im not sure if my motherboard could handle it. The CPU isn't badly priced either and gets over double the score on passmark benchmarking (http://www.cpubenchm...et/cpu_list.php). What do you reckon?
Edited by Samjula, 09 July 2008 - 06:29 PM.