I was wondering whats the best card I can get with out bottle necking. Also how much should i push this system. Is the motherboard good enough so that I can buy different processors and get good performance out of it. Im not expecting running crysis in high settings or anything that crazy. I would like to know what you guys think what is possible with this system. The motherboard has a slot for a second processor. I just dont know what is possible with this setup.
So whats possible? What graphics card should I get? Should I mess with adding a second processor or upgrading the old one and adding a second one? I use the pc for photoshopping,video editing and Music programs like Fl Studio, thinking of picking up a sound card too.
Looking at your XEON it looks to be from the end of the NetBurst time (P4). Those processors are getting long on the tooth. Actually a GPU more powerful than the HD4670 I linked to probably would be bottlenecked by the CPU. Rather than upgrading that system a full upgrade may be in order.
I havnt built a system from scratch before, so I was hoping I just get this one working right. The card I have in there right now is crappy and I was thinking spending around $50 would make a big difference in performance.
Thanks rolli, I am going to keep an eye out for 4th of july deals for that card.
Anyone else have any input? More opinions would be appreciated.
Another question.. If i wanted to build a new computer, would I be able to just buy A new motherboard, cpu, memory, and just keep the case and rest of the stuff? Because then it wouldnt cost so much and I can just buy a better Graphics card and save up for a SSD HD and a 2tb regular drive for storage.
Chances are that the server case does not fit a std ATX motherboard but then again it might. Changes are that the Dell 650 PSU is not a std ATX PSU but then again it might. HDD and optical drives no problem they will work in a newer system but newer motherboards have only one IDE connector for 2 devices the rest is SATA.
Combo deals like this could be a start to a updated system http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...
Well, If your planning on building a new system then a budget would be nice to know so we can further assist you! If you too nervous about building a system then watch a few youtube videos on how to build a computer to help make up your mind. Please get back to me on updates, I really want to help you with this issue...
Im not planning on building a new system for a while, I just want to get good gaming performance with what I have. I just want to know what graphics card is worth buying without wasting money on something that will get bottle-necked.
To tell you the truth, Ive changed out hard drives and cd drives and pci, agp cards before but some of the stuff in this pc i just dont understand. It has all these connections in the back, RAID, and I dont even think i configured the second HD right since there is stutter in my video since i did it. and my burner dont work right either. I think I got lots to learn and understand before I think of building something else.