here's my specs:
Gigabyte GA-M61PME- S2 Mobo
2GB of Kingston 800MHz RAM
Jean-tech Aqua/ Raidmax Smildon case
stock CPU cooler
550 Watts HEC Non-Modular PSU
my case is pretty bashed up at the mo. it has large scratches on the side, no HDD LED, and the front two USB's work when they want too. let alone, no dust filters and Cable management hole's (MY psu Cabling is tightly compact, laying in between my RAM slots!) and i have one 120mm, fan cooling my HOT 9800GT.
but even though, that's pretty bad, i wouldn't mind a new RAM upgrade, but my MOBO only has 2 slot's, both filled (2X 1GB), so i will need a new MOBO. and i won't mind that still, as i could overclock my AMD, not like the Motherboard i own now. also, my MOBO at the mo, has a nforce chipset, which means my 9800GT gets a GPU boost, so i don't really want to miss that.
all in all though, all i got now to around £100, which i have saved for about 3 months, painstakingly, cutting the lawn, doing the washing up, and washing cars.
please help me decide what to upgrade, and please give me advise, what to upgrade it to.
i do ton's of gaming on the thing, and i'm building my own Computer game, which involves 3DS MAX, so i want mind a performance upgrade.
1. I don't really want a "Cheap" pc case, since i was hoping that the next one i buy, i will keep for another 4 or 5 years.
2. my Cpu is a 2.7 GHz Black edition Athlon 7750. they say it's pretty much a phenom. and that i can overclock the asses off them, but my Motherboard won't allow it.
3. i play on resolutions around 1360*720@60 OR (At the mo) 1440*900@60
i'm guessing i'm on SD since i'm playing through a VGA (Blue) Video lead.
but apart from that, i can play pretty much most games on there highest setting without a glitch. i did have to put it on one down for Need for speed World Beta, but it still looked better then, say PS3 quality (nice monitor might of helped the marks aswell ).