I'm looking to upgrade the following legacy gaming system:
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-8I915P Duo Pro (LGA 775 with 915 chipset)
CPU: 3.4G P4
GPU: Radeon HD 4650
Mem: 2G DDR2
I'm looking at a GTX-460 (1024MB) vidoe card but wonder if this is a waste due to the processor limits. Is it silly to put a PCIe 2.0 card into a PCIe x16 slot?
I could upgrade the processor from 3.4 to 3.8 but I'm pretty sure a single core is the best I can do on this mobo.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
More details: I would like to keep the upgrade ~$200 but would be willing to go ~$500 for a cheap homebuilt. This is a system for one of my sons and he will be using it for games, internet and MS Word. We get into some pretty wild LAN games and I don't want him complaing about system lag as an excuse for me wiping him out ; )