Currently i run a slightly modified Gateway Dx4200-09. The only update(s) were a new PSU/GPU about 1 month ago. This made gaming sooo much better but my next issue is my CPU is slowing me down.
Current CPU - AMD Phenom X4 9100e / 1.8 GHz on a AMD 780G.
I can play all my major games maxed out. STALKER Series / metro 2033 / GTA 4 / DiRT3. They Run smooth maxed out but im only making about 20-25fps.
all im looking for is to update my CPU so i can play the upcoming Metro 2033 & STALKER 2. From what i have read my CPU will only tip the scale of what the two games require.
What can i buy that will be better then my current CPU but wont break the bank. my budget is max of 250$, i could squeeze in maybe an extra 50$ but i dont feel like it. the new cpu & motherboard needs to be able to work on a 450watt Antec PSU.
Current Full Build
AMD Phenom X4 9100e / 1.8 GHz on a AMD 780G.
ATi HD 6670 1gb
To Max out Metro you will need a new GPU as well see:
I don't think your motherboard supports AM3 CPUs so any worth while upgrades will need a new motherboard, if you budget is low look at the Pentium GXXX range or the i3 2100, if you can afford it get a 2500K. If you prefer AMD get an Athlon II x3 or a Phenom II 955BE and overclock it.