I am debating about whether to majorly upgrade my system (CPU, motherboard, graphics card, maybe memory too), or minorly upgrade my system (graphics card).
I want a casual gaming computer that is going to last me for 2-3 years, until I can afford a laptop that is able to play high demanding games well. My system was able to play games decently until the graphics card capacitors blew, and now I am thinking about either replacing the card, or most everything. My budget is tight, but I can make it stretch if I think its a worthwhile investment. I also thought about buying a new system, but I don't see all the advantages of getting everything prebuilt since I am happy with my hard drive, psu, and optical drives. I also think it would be more expensive and less upgradable.
I would like to know the community's thoughts before I decide anything though.
My specs are:
Windows vista 32-bit
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+
4GB DDR2 memory
500W cooler master psu
Hitachi 320 GB 7200 RPM SATA II Hard Drive (plus other 3 other HDs, 1 external for about 2 TB total storage)
4 gb 4200 ddr2 ram
ECS MCP61-P AM2 Motherboard
The system itself is over 2 years old, although with a new logitech keyboard and mouse.
True it does, but I can always hook it up to a monitor, and speakers if necessary. The mobility would be of prime importance, but I would still prefer to always have a desktop at home, even if its a bit older.
Well inn all honesty, it MAY be slightly beyond your system. But not way beyond it. I'd put it at the upper echelon of what you want.. and its a great price and Direct x 11 compatible. It should be a nice upgrade for your gaming needs...