Recently I bought myself a new computer and I want to keep it up-to-date with the newest game requirement's.
My plan is to upgrade a component (the so called bottleneck) every 2-3 of month's.
My current build is :
CPU: I5 - 650
Main board: P7H55-M/USB3
GPU: GTX 460 Hawk Talon Angreifen
Memory: DDR3 KIT 2x2GB 1333MHz Corsair, TW3X4G1333C9DHX G, XMS3
HDD: Western Digital 500GB, Caviar Black 64MB, 7200rpm
PS: Enermax 80+ 500W
CD/DVD/FDD - NO, thank you
uATX ready - NZXT Vulacan
Last week I tried DragonA2 on "Very High" and while observing the overall performance of my PC, I cried like a sissy girl.
I could overclock some part's, If that would significantly increase performance.
Now what should I upgrade/overclock first ?
What resolution are you running? What CPU cooler? Which computer case are you using?
From what I can tell I would upgrade in this order:
1.) SLI a second 460 GTX (probably gonna need a new PSU for this)
2.)Add a SSD as your OS Drive
3.)Add an aftermarket CPU Cooler and overclock your CPU
4.) buy a cooler case cause it will give you the illusion that your computer is faster (just kidding ...by cooler I mean one with better airflow)
5.)Buy a third 460 GTX (yea I know you can only Dual SLI them...the third one is for Phyxs)
6.) Wait for socket 2011 like everyone else is.
F.Y.I. anything past step 3 will yield diminishing returns.