I would like to upgrade it enough to be able to do some gaming on it, and I'd like it to run the latest games at least for a few years. I'm planning on buying a 24-25" full-HD display, so it would be great if I could play games at a high resolution (possibly 1920x1080).
What I'm planning on buying is the following:
2x 1GB DDR2 RAM cards
64GB SSD (my current HD is packing up, and the advantages of SSDs are many, so might as well...)
Windows 7 x64
The only thing missing is a graphics card. I have no idea what would be adequate for my needs, so I was hoping someone here could help me find one. My budget for the GPU is max 130€. Maybe I can stretch it to 150-170€, if it's really worth it. I live in Italy, if that makes a difference
Thanks in advance,
PS: I've been looking at the Radeon HD 5770 1 GB. How can I tell if my motherboard and PC configuration supports it?
Uhm, I can probably skip the HD upgrade altogether, at least for now, as I have an extra 250GB drive. So I can probably afford a 200€ GPU, maybe even 250€, but if it's gonna cost me more than 400-500€ altogether, I'd prefer to get a new powerful laptop for around 1000€.
EDIT: A friend of mine says I should also change my mobo and CPU. My mobo definitely isn't the best (only supports 4x 1GB RAM, only has 1 PCIe slot, doesn't support OCing...), so he might be right. What do you think? This is the manual for my mobo: http://scr.bi/ik4bBm