I need some input on building a new gaming rig to last for the next couple of years tops and as I am on a tight budget, here's what I was thinking.
my current system:
amd athlon 64 4000+ OC'd to 2.4 ghz
A8V-XE motherboard w/ k8t890 chipset
2G ddr ram
radeon x1950 256mb
ok so i was thinking, to save money, i would keep a couple of items like the radeon x1950, the case which is well ventilated and works fine, the hard drive and the dvd drive (which i didnt mention as i dont see that as an important upgrade if you have an ok drive as it is.)
what are your thoughts? would this be a big enough leap to be worth it? the entire upgrade would cost under $250. Is it worth keeping the graphics card that i already have?
My current system runs most games pretty well (apart from QW enemy territory for some reason). I play CODMW2 a lot, but I want to be able to play more current titles on decent setting and be somewhat prepared for the next wave of games whatever they may be....
basically, if you only upgrade the cpu/mobo/ram, your system will be severely bottlenecked by the video card, if you upgrade the video card, then the opposite...sooo, i would only upgrade that, now is a great time to buy a new build, but the rest of your parts should hold up.