I have an old Dell 546 Inspiron that I wanted to use for gaming. It has AM2 socket motherboard with an AMD 7750 Dual core. 5GB DDR2 memory.
Recently purchased a Zotac GTX 650 Ti....Hoping it would do justice for a modded Skyrim. The game runs pretty good. A playable 30-50 fps depending where the heavily populated areas are. It get's really bad for couple of seconds then smoothes up a bit in Towns. Bought a OCZ Fatal1ty 750W PSU like 3-4 years ago.
I'm pretty sure what I got is bottlenecking the GPU. My question is it worth upgrading the Motherboard, CPU, and RAM?
CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($91.48 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Amazon)
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Their gaming performance goes in order. I'd take the 4670k preferably, and maybe overclock it further down the line. If not, then the Xeon wouldn't be a bad choice. Neither would the 4570 by any stretch of the imagination.
Not sure if you know about the form factor for the Dell case but I believe it's a microATX. It's a midtower. On your prefered setup, the motherboard says ATX. Or A ATX if that means anything. Is it compatible with a midtower?