I bought my system a little more than a year ago and was looking to upgrade. Here are the current specs:
CPU: Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156
Mobo: Asus P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156
GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1370-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
RAM: G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
PSU: XFX XXX Edition P1-650X-CAG9 650W
Case: COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN3 CM690 II Basic Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
Is upgrading worth it?
I was thinking of going for 8GB of RAM just because it's so cheap. Also, I wanted to upgrade to a GTX 570, but would the power supply be able to handle it? If not, any recommendations on a better PSU? Any other video card you guys would sooner recommend?
1. It'd definitely be worth it to upgrade / tweak a few areas, yes, but a whole system overhaul definitely would not be worth it - at least not for the time being.
2. Definitely go for it - it'd be worth it to upgrade to 8GB just because of the price.
3. Your PSU could, but just to be on the safe side - the 570 is a very power hungry card. What you want to look for in a PSU is efficiency rating (80+ bronze/silver/gold/platinum) and what the overall usage is going to be - you might go for a 750 or 850 just to be on the safe side. Try these: