So my birthday was just the other day so right now I have money I don't really need to spend on bills or anything. So I figured maybe I should upgrade my Graphics card but then I started thinking maybe something else on my computer is holding it back. So I figured I would ask you guys and see what you think.
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
LITE-ON Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA 22X DVD Burner - OEM
ZOTAC ZT-X28E3LA-FSP GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
I think your CPU is your limiting factor here. It would be a different story if you had it overclocked though. I say add another GTX 280 in SLI (gonna be a bit hard to find one now though), and a good CPU cooler to overclock it. You could also choose to get a new Sandy Bridge 2500K which would also mean a new P55 motherboard and RAM. You might also need to call good ol MS if you bought an OEM copy of Win 7 and wanted to do a clean install
upgrading to a 64 bit would let you use all your ram. I really think you could just overclock your quad and be fine, and at that resolution you dont need another 280 at all. I say buy windows 7 64 bit and save the rest of your money for when you really do need to upgrade.
I am upgrading to 64 bit right now. Do you think more ram would help me in CSS cause my FPS just around alot or do you think OCing my CPU would help?
Also what Ram would you suggest getting if you think its ram