With Skryrim, Battlefield 3, and other great PC games coming soon Ive decided I should update my PC. I built my gaming rig myself a little over 3 years ago (I think). Here are the specs:
CPU: Intel Core2 quad Q6700@2.67GHz
OS: Vista 32bit
GPU: Radeon HD 5700
Monitor: HP 1680x1020
Power supply: 750watt
Im willing to spend 500-700 bucks if needed to be ready to run the next generation of PC games at near max settings.
A few questions:
1) Should I upgrade to windows 7 64bit?
2) Should I go for a 1920x? res monitor?
3) Do I need to upgrade my CPU (I assume my GPU will have to be upgraded)? FYI im not so savvy about overclocking, and would like to avoid it if possible so I dont have to get some elaborate cooling system.
4) What would you do to improve my gaming rig for 500-700 bucks? Do I need a new Power supply/mobo?
Thanks so much for those who know more than I do about PCs and respond with helpful advice!