I'm a novice but looking to learn so I have some questions about my current rig I built about 2.5 years ago. Currently I am running Vista Ultimate on the following:
AMD Phenom x3 720 2.8GHz
Gigabyte 790 xt
8 Gb PC1600 RAM
1.5 TB Barracuda
Radeon 4800 HD
I don't do a ton of gaming but when I do, I like to have decent performance and settings. I'm not looking to play BF3 on Ultra and get 80 FPS but I don't want to have to turn the settings on games to low and 800x600 just to have a decent frame rate.
The video card obviously needs an upgrade but can I reasonably upgrade the CPU as well? I have found x4 and x6 processors (Deneb and Thuban) but I honestly do not know if it would be money well spent or if I should just do a new build with one of the new FX series CPUs on a new build. FWIW I checked and the Mobo claims to support the 6 core chips.
What do you guys and gals think?
P.S. Sorry if I left out any pertinent info