I'm looking to upgrade my computer so there's no bottleneck of my graphics card and so i can get better performance while playing comp games (WoW etc...).
I was thinking about buying a few parts could you guys tell me if it would be worth it/compatible for my system?
If not could you request something else. thanks.
-geforce gtx 460 768mb gddr5. gc version
-HP windows vista service pack 2
-64 bit operating system
-Processor: intel(R) pentium(R) dual CPU E2220 @ 2.40GHz 2.40GHZ
500 w psu (was told its a cheapo and need to look into another)
pcie x16 slot
my Monitor is 1440x900 720p hd
HP. atx. model a6838f. bought in 2007.
one of these processors.
Cooler Master GX Series 750W Power Supply
Form Factor: ATX
SLI/Crossfire: SLI Ready
Modular Cabling: No
Special Features: SLI Ready
Energy Efficiency: 80 PLUS Bronze
Fan: 120 mm
Input Voltage: 110~240VAC
+3.3V: 25 A
+5V: 25 A
+12V 1: 60 A
+12V Rails: 1
-12V: 0.5 A
+5VSB: 2.5 A
Motherboard Connector: 20+4 Pin
4-Pin P4: 1
6-Pin/8-Pin PCI-Express Connector: 4
4-Pin Floppy Connector: 1
4-Pin Peripheral Connector: 3
SATA Power Connector: 9
You need a new copy of the operating system. Yup, the copy of Vista you have is tied to the HP motherboard and can't be used..
You need new RAM. The new CPU's & Motherboards almost all use DDR3 1066/1333/or 1600. Your RAM is DDR2 800, Not compatible with most newer CPU/MB combos. Yes, you could get an AMD AM3/AM2+ MB, but the slower RAM slows things down. The only Intel that uses DDR2 RAM is a 775 socket chip and I would Not recommend one for any new build.
You need a new case. There simply isn't enough cooling; fans & space to make a good gaming build work.
You need a new hard disk. It's just a bad idea to build a new system around a 4 year old hard drive. They typically only last 3--5 years.
You already know you need; CPU/MB/Power Supply....
WHAT YOU CAN SAVE:
The DVD drive. The video card, if you build a new system and use two in Crossfire, that would be pretty powerful.