I have just completed building my budget gaming rig...
4 Gb Corsair Value select Ram
Sparkle Gtx 560
"17" monitor with max res 1280*1024
Antec truepower 850 Watt PSU
Now im saving up 2 buy new parts after a couple of months and I do not know which part 2 buy 1st...I know that the motherboard, Ram and the monitor r very average and even the CPU is not that good but which of these to change 1st???
A list (in order) of what to change 1st would be much MUCH appreciated folks
Definitely a new monitor. 22-24" 1080p. Should cost you $150-200.
After that I guess upgrading the processor to a quad core i5 would make the most sense.
Everything else is fine really. Perhaps a better card if you aren't quite satisfied with the GTX 560 at 1080p. For that I would wait until next year when the new series are released.
Agree with jyjjy, after the monitor I'd get a cpu upgrade, an i5 2500k if you can afford it. Your gtx 560 is a decent card so it'll keep you going until the new year when hopefully the new cards will be out.
The i3-2100 is plenty capable of playing any game with any video card.
There's a few titles that will play better with a quad core, but the architecture and speed of the i3 makes up for it in framerates (maybe a couple exceptions like FSX). Precisely why it bench's as good or higher in games than a stock X4 970.
I see no reason to upgrade it till at least Ivy Bridge.