My idea for an upgrade to my current build. Thoughts?
This is my current setup...
OS____Windows XP Home SP2 CPU___AMD Athlon X2 3800+ / 2.4GHz Mobo__GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3 GPU___GeForce 7600GT, 256MB GDDR3 RAM___A-DATA Extreme, 2GB, DDR2 800 / 4-4-4-12, 2T PSU___FSP Group 450W, 36A HDD___Western Digital Caviar 250GB Case__Antec Nine Hundred
This is the setup I was thinking of upgrading to (in time)
CPU - AMD Athlon X2 5000+ Black Edition (OC'd to 3.2 GHz) GPU - GeForce 9600GT SLI Mobo - AM2+ and SLI compliant
Assuming all other components remain the same (case, OS, RAM, PSU and HDD), about how much would I expect to spend on this kind of upgrade and how big of a performance boost could I expect? Also, any suggestions for an Intel setup instead?
Note - Right now I game on a 19" (I think) monitor that does 1280x1024 max resolution, but I eventually want to game on a 24" monitor that gets 1920x1200. Added cost?
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I think you'd be spending at least 500-600 bucks for that upgrade. Why don't you go in parts? Get one 9600gt, then grab the chip you want. Then later grab the sli board and later another 9600gt