I have a Alienware Aurora desktop. Over the last couple months I have been replacing the internal parts to get more performance for my gaming. I have replaced the following
i7-920, with i7-970 (OC to 3.8)
Nvidia 260, with 560ti
1TB HDD, with 160SSD
I want to do more but I am now limited to the alienware 0H869m Motherboard, which I assume isn't that good and the dell value ram that is 1066 memory and BSODs if I overclock the memory any higher. This MOBO and case doesn't look like I can do SLI either.
So question, I was looking into,
ASUS Sabertooth X58
CORSAIR Vengeance 12GB DDR3 1600
and a new case.
Do you think this will help my performance at all? Or just a waste of money and don't bother. I plan on playing most games, including Battlefield 3. So, I want to have a good chance to play it well. Some friends say Ill see a FPS increase, while others say no boost at all.
Thank you for any help. i am sorry if this is the wrong forum. First time posting.
I just want to boost as much power as I can within reason. So, with this stock motherboard I can't fit another new graphics cards and even if I did I doubt it will do x16 for both slots. Not to say I'm going to do SLI right away but I would like to have the option. Second the memory is clocked kinda slow and again the motherboard is limiting me by preventing a stable over clock. Also I wonder if the value parts dell uses might hold back ans limit the overall performance of the rest of my rig
You've wasted enough money so far e.g. i7 920-> i7 970. The differences between 9GB 1066 MHz low CAS and 12GB 1600 MHz higher CAS is 1%~3%, and since you have >6GB~8GB at BEST replacing your RAM will result in 1~4FPS even if you can fully set the DRAM Frequency.