I think its become alittle slow and i want to upgrade it to improve its performance but without spending too much money. i guess i should upgrade the graphics card and cpu but not sure if i should upgrade the mobo too
not sure what the good cpu and graphics cards are so if you guys could suggest good but not extremely expensive alternatives, taht would help alot
You should start with the motherboard first, because you can use the same processor on a new motherboard. If you get one that has high FSB, like a Gigabyte EP45-UD3P, Asus P5Q Pro, or Biostar Tpower i45, you may be able to get a nice OC with that processor.
Memory should be purchased at the same time as the motherboard. A good 1066mhz ram will help, with that processor since it has such a low multiplier.
Next would be the Video card. As stated, HD4830-HD4850 would be good upgrades.
Last would be the CPU. By this time, you should be able to find out if a dual core or Quad core is what you need, by how your E6300 performs.
Well if you don't plan on overclocking, then picking up the fastest Intel processor may work just fine for you. E8600 @3.3ghz should be plenty. You can get E8500, about $60 cheaper 3.1ghz, if money is tight.
It's hard to say about your memory and new motherboard. I've never had to use DDR2 667mhz on any of my motherboards. So I'm not sure if it will boot right off the bat. My recommendation is to go ahead and get the ram with the motherboard.
Only a handful of games currently use multi core processors.
Supreme Commander, GTA IV, Lost Planet, FS X, UT3, GRID, maybe more, but I dont' know all of them.
alright one last final question haha, i remember last time when i was making my comp, i had to make sure everything fits... but i forgot what i was supposed to look to make sure fit lol. was it something about pin number or something?