Solved I feel like a noob! Tags: Games FPS Components Product Last response: December 20, 2010 8:33 AM in Components Share The Warden December 13, 2010 10:07:26 AM I am wondering if you guys could help me make a decision on what i should up grade first to get the most fps out of my games. athlon 2 x2 at 3ghz stock cooler 4gb of 333mhz ddr2 gts 250 512 windows 7 1680x1050 games are BFBC2, crysis, orange box and some rts's like starcraft my price range is 100 to 150 dollars I would like to buy a week before christmas so the packages will come in somewhere near the end of december. I appreciate any help that i get! thx also how much does a ssd drive gain in fps over a hdd? More about : feel noob Best solution Maziar December 13, 2010 11:35:57 AM A new CPU like Phenom II X4 955(if your motherboard supports it) is a good choice And SSD won't give you a FPS boost at all,it only lowers the load/boot times The Warden December 14, 2010 8:07:15 AM Maziar said:A new CPU like Phenom II X4 955(if your motherboard supports it) is a good choice And SSD won't give you a FPS boost at all,it only lowers the load/boot times So would be going lower say a athlon 2 x4 and upgrading the ram be a better thing to gain more fps or just buying your suggested quad core be more than that? Related resources i feel like a noob again :( HELP! - Forum Help I feel like such a noob ! - Forum I feel like I am taking crazy pills... RE: 4850/4870 - Forum Extremely bored, feel like overclocking a pentium II - Forum How do you feel about this build? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Maziar December 14, 2010 8:20:45 AM Athlon II X4 is also good especially if your main task is gaming. The Warden December 16, 2010 3:00:53 PM Maziar said:Athlon II X4 is also good especially if your main task is gaming. So how much does my ram setup affect my frames because i am wondering if i should just go lower on the quad core and buy myself faster ram as well? Maziar December 16, 2010 4:06:28 PM A faster RAM will give you a better performance but not as much as an effect of a faster CPU. The Warden December 19, 2010 7:40:06 PM Maziar said:A faster RAM will give you a better performance but not as much as an effect of a faster CPU. So will the cpu also help with games like oblivion and fallout 3 better than going to athlon x4 and some faster ram? The Warden December 20, 2010 1:58:29 AM Best answer selected by The Warden. Maziar December 20, 2010 8:33:07 AM The Warden said:So will the cpu also help with games like oblivion and fallout 3 better than going to athlon x4 and some faster ram? Oblivion and Fallout 3 mainly benefit from a faster VGA rather CPU(It still makes a difference though). Some RTS games and other titles such as GTA IV,Prototype Etc. are CPU limited. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumI feel like I'm not getting the full effect of my crossfired cards? ForumGTX 465 Overheating Issue? I feel like I can cook an egg on it! Forum[Help-a- Noob ] WTF is router? ForumWater cooler for i7-3770K??? (HELP NOOB !) ForumI feel like my PC isn't running as well as it should.. ForumFeel like building a portable gaming PC... ForumStrange bug, feel like it must be Windows GPU driver? ForumHelp for noob =P i5 3570K Z77 Extreme4 ForumFirst Time noob $2,000-$2500 build ForumWhat am I missing...full order list here, feel like i forgot something ForumI feel like my laptop might fry itself Forum500$ Gaming rig from a total noob . ForumOpinions and price of this PSU........... ForumIm a noob once again Forum[Solved] Super noob question about PSU More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !