This is what I currently have:
AMD 64bit Athlon 3500+ (Venice Core)
Gigabyte K8N Ultra9 (socket 939)
1Gb DDR400 (Kingston CL2.5)
I am considering upgrading the memory and the GPU
I have encountered 3 problems:
First of all, in order to upgrade my GPU I will probably have to buy a new PSU. I currently have 400w (from HEC) and the card that I want requires 450w (HD 4850).
In addition to that, DDR400 memory seems rather expensive for such an old component. For example,
OCZ EL DDR PC-3200 2x1024MB Dual Channel Platinum XTC costs almost as much as
DDR III 1333Mhz - 3x1GB OCZ Platinum XTC Triple Channel. Which is rather odd (I would be glad if someone could explain why).
Finally, the CPU is old and many new games require Dual Core - this is the main question is my CPU just too old.
So, what do you think should I upgrade my PC or just save up some money and Buy a new one?
Sorry for the bad English, it isn’t my native tongue.