Hey guys. I have a P5KE ASUS board. I have 4 gigs ram E8400 dual core intel cpu and BFG 9800 GTX. I am wondering if it would be worth while upgrading the cpu and vid card. And what recommendations. When I built the rig. I forgot that you can't SLI nvidia on my board. So, I might want to crossfire with ATI. Thanks gang
Honestly, those components aren't terribly outdated. A step down from cutting-edge, to be sure, but perfectly functional.
I'd probably recommend against spending a lot of money on that system, though. The LGA775 socket is going to limit you to a relatively modest performance increase with whatever new chip you put in there, since your current one isn't bad as LGA775s go. Yeah, a quad core could boost your performance, but for the money I don't know if it's worth it -- you'd likely be better off just keeping what you've got for a year or so, and saving up to build an i7 system, or maybe an i9 if the cost is reasonable by then.