For years now i've been trapped with a low end PC that can only runs basic games on minium specs.
The games that i can run are Counter-Strike Half Life 2 etc, games in that era or as far as that gets. Even then it shutters at peaks of huge enemies or huge animations happening.
My computer is i believe from 2003-2004 i think. (Check dxdiag)
Anyways, everything is low end, and integrated, the sound card is a ATI Radeon 200 Express some crap like that, the memory i think is 250 which isnt bad.. the ram is 1000 i think.. Aswell i have problems with my dam Soundcard... it sends ridiculous feedback to my headphones from my microphone which is un-fixable. (Please note my headphones/mic is not broken).
So i'm working now and have about 500$ to spare. I went to best buy saw Ge-Force 8800 for 200$ which i think i'll pick up, then i figured [bleep] you know might aswell ask on here what else needs upgrading. I think i need more Ram always... my computer is really slow when opening programs... any programs and i only have AVG as a virus thingy and steam and msn as start up.
So ya, PLEASE PLEASE! Help me out! What should i get and the price etc. And can it even be fitted into this computer etc. I definetly want a new Video Card probably new ram and i guess a cheap soundcard... i cant think of anything else but i need prices etc and info.
Thanks a bundle !!!
(see attachment for dxdiag).