hi, my sister needs her pc upgraded so it can play WoW at higher settings.
its got some age to it, but i figure a bigger PSU maybe 500W and graphics card, maybe a geforce 560 should do the trick, but im not too knowledgable on some of this older tech and if the motherboard will be compatible with todays GPU's, and im almost positive that her CPU will bottleneck newer GPU's since its an AM2 class processor, but i might be wrong and would like to know if this is correct
her budget is $250-$300, (not 100% sure how much my dad is going to give her)
this is what i came up with, unfortunatlly were going to have to get the parts at frys since shes paying cash and needs it done on the spot when she comes out here to visit, but im using newegg as a source to find the parts and when i walk into frys see if i can find similar or the same products (having a hard time with frys website since it terrible)
i might downgrade her GPU a little bit, depending on how much $$$ she actually happens to get, but all she plays is wow, and anything better then her integrated graphics should help out emmensily even if it does end up being bottlenecked, maybe i can look into getting her a slightly better processor even though am2 is the best she can have, but probably not worth it.
awesome, thank you, im going to hold off on the CPU then
she only has 2 gigs of ram, so im going to get her a new 4 gig set, and go with a 460 instead of a 560 (ive heard there not too different, and its a little cheaperplus it will be enough for what she needs it for)and stick with that 500W PSU