I recently tried to get some suggestions for updating my 3 year old system, but to no avail. Undeterred, I'll give it another go.
I have $300 to improve the system below.
I need this system for running Maya, Mudbox and Photoshop CS4 pretty much. It's underpowered, I know, but it's all I've got right now. I'm going to be a student for a year, so times are tight.
What would give me the biggest improvement in performance: 8GB RAM (I would have to purchase all new as I have 4 x 1 GB currently and only x4 Dimm slots) OR another GTX460 2gb for SLi?
Any suggestions and insights would be greatly appreciated.
You already have a 2GB one, if you add a second one in SLI they act as two GPUs with the same amount of ram as the first card has so even if it does respond well to VRAM you are still only at 2GB in SLI not 4GB.