I've been desperately needing a video card upgrade in order to play SC2 on ultra settings. I have been looking at the EVGA 9800GTX on newegg for about 130. My only concern is that I am lacking the CPU power to attain ultra settings. I can currently play the game on medium settings with no issues using my radeon 5570. Here is my current setup.
Intel Core 2 Duo @ 1.86 GHz
4 gb ram DDR3
BFG 650 Watt Power Supply
With this, I am not sure if it is possibly to get higher settings considering my limitations with my CPU. Please let me know, thanks guys.
Yeah, a CPU upgrade is what you need although overclocking will certainly help. It should be able to go well past 2.3ghz if you up the voltage.
Tell us your motherboard, it can surely handle better processors and possibly even all core 2 duos and quads.
I have been wanting to do a new build with an i5 or i7 processor but just don't have the money for that at the moment. Are there any CPU upgrades out there that would make a considerable difference for a reasonable price? Otherwise I may just have to wait for the future build and purchase the 5770 for now.