Hi guys, first post, and ive never build a computer either. Now thats out of the way, I have a Dell XPS 600 that i bought in December of 2005 and its starting to slow down. Im a gamer, and at the same time, will be starting some college classes in January. I play World of Warcraft, Counterstrike, BF2 and Red alert 3, WOW being the most important of the games.
Currently, my XPS is running a Pentium 4, 3ghz, it says 2gb or ram which leads me to believe there were 2, 1gb sticks in there, but ive put 2, 2gb sticks in, so about 6 gb of ram, and I upgraded the graphics card to a Gforce 9800GTX last year. I figure that you might need more info on the system, but im not sure where on my computer to find it. As much as i use computers, ya think id be more computer savy. Now, ive never backed up the computer, its never crashed (knocking on my plasterboard desk as i type) and only a hand full of blue screen of death incidents in 5 years. What can I do to bring this computer to 2010 standards or even rejuvenate its performance? On the same note, Ive heard that its not so expensive to just build a good gaming computer. What can I do, or should i do? Any help is appreciated, and please if you need more info on the system, give me an idea of how i can get it for you . Thanks guys