Season's greetings all! I'd like to thank you in advance for taking time out of your busy holiday schedule to help me. I'm trying to decide what I should update on my pc in order to get the best gaming experience I can. Funding is really limited (I'd like to keep it around $200) and I'm not sure what I should upgrade in order to best increase my performance without running into bottlenecking (I don't know much about pc's). So, without further ado, here's what I have:
Motherboard: ASUS P6T SE LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
Video card: EVGA 01G-P3-1145-TR GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
RAM: Wintec AMPX 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model
Which one should I update in order to get the best bang for my limited buck? Do I need to save up for a few months and upgrade multiple items? My wife and I play a variety of games - TSW, LOL, AC IV, and soon EQN Landmark and would like to play them all on some higher graphics settings. Just a bit of background as to what the pc is used for Thank you again for any help.
Upgrading the graphics card is the area that stands out to me. More memory wouldn't hurt. SSD for a boot drive. But the GPU is probably the biggest area of potential improvement.
Thats actually a pretty good CPU. Especially if its overclocked. You could do better, but it would cost a lot more than $200
Thank you! I don't know much about pc's so it's not overclocked (although I did research it and build it back in 2010), but I'll look into that and boot drives too after I purchase the GPU and RAM. I really do appreciate the help, thank you.