So a few years ago I came here for help building a new PC. Several people helped me out and I got an order together and a few weeks later I built my first PC. It's been great, haven't had many problems, and does just about everything I need it to. But... it feels like it could be a lot faster. In some games I get these horrible framerate drops that last for soooo long, makes it almost unplayable. Random game crashes aren't fun either. I also keep running out of space so I'm going to have to buy a new/bigger harddrive for it regardless of anything else I do. I feel like the graphics card could use an upgrade at the very least. I've got some extra cash right now and I'm debating on weither I should upgade it, or just build something new.
Here's what I 'think' it has, again this was a couple years ago so I can't remember everything exactly. I think they said this CPU had just came out but I could be wrong.
CPU: Intel i7-920
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EX58-EXTREME
Ram: (I think...) G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) (not sure on this, it's red, I know that heh)
HDD: 640 GB (no clue)
GPU: GTX 260
again, any tips are appreciated, sorry for the noobness heh.
That i7 920 is still a great processor and is more than capable of playing any current games. Your problem is that GTX 260. Just get at least a GTX 560Ti in there and a large second HDD and you will be set. An aftermarket cpu cooler would also be a good idea but on;y if you are going to mess with overclocking, otherwise the stock one is fine. You won't need to overclock the 920 to get good gaming results with a 560Ti....