I am not wishing for a quick answer or an easy fix. I am not wishing to hopefully gain, so easily, from knowledge that was learned through time and effort. In otherwords, I dont mean to leech off of your knowledge.
I found myself on this website a few weeks ago reading about graphics cards and preparing myself for my gfx card install. In the past two weeks I have installed a Geforce 9800 GTX+. It was the best gaming card Best Buy had at the retail location I went to (I was kind of hoping for a 260, BUT I am very pleased with money/performance). I had to upgrade my PSU for this card. I even created a step-by-step pictorial of the process because I was so excited and proud, lol. I am a novice with hardware, I must say that.
I am working with a Dell XPS 410 system. Currently, I am running dual core @ 2.8ghz, 2 gigs ram & my gfx card listed above. I am going to upgrade to 4 gigs ram (max compacity) on my next payday. After that, I am going to call it good on this motherboard/computer-all-together.
I am not a wealthy man. I am 24 years old, single, own place & I work in warehousing.
After my ram upgrade, I am fairly sure I cannot upgrade my mobo much more.
When I am gaming, I do not wish to have any other apps running. As gaming, PC gaming, is my MO (specifically F.P.S.).
I was interested in reading something specific to my situation in the area of overclocking and designating system memmory towards gaming.
I was hoping someone could give my some guidence/direction through links or personal knowledge. I appologize for my ignorance..... lol.
If you have questions, you can ask them here for gpus, or the oc forum, if its about ocing, same for your cpu.
It sounds like youre making a good start. Youve made some good choices, and no one should go out and build or start at the top, or right away, without a lil back graound. Doing what youre doing, understanding everything youre going to do will give you a better idea as for tweaking down the road, as well as any future upgrades