i want to get an upgrade to anything within my price range. however im not sure which is best.... because of where i live anything that is USD $100 is $200 where i live. so that means the i7's are out o the question... for the next couple of years at least
what is available for me however are :
and cuz shipping where i live is a terrible im limited to those.... i have no experience with OC so i doubt i will want to now which can reach the highest OC cuz i wont do it.
so plz i would jus like an answer as to which would be the best for the future on stock settings.
motherboard: G31-M7 TE
ram: 3gb PC2-5300 667mhz 2gb+1gb
gpu: 9600 gso
monitor: Asus VH236H 23 inch
and i was able to play all games up to 2009 on max settings. however crysis and nfs shift caused some probz
thats a bummer for me =\
cuz all the money i get from work i use to put myself thru college. i barely got $700(my currency) from a little extra something. so saving for the next couple of months is like so impossible for meh
That's quite a big screen you have got there. I can think of the Q8400 and the HD5770 as your best choice. If you are going only for the CPU then of course Q9550 is the best choice. But gaming depends more on GPU rather than CPU. Check for the combo and let us know your prices.
I am not talking about crushing benchmarks! I am just saying now that you are at least moving into the games which really need the Horse Power! Like a quad core and good GPU. HD5770 would the job nicely, but unfortunately the 9600GT wont.