Hello, lately i have been planning in upgrading my computer for gaming. So far i have gotten and fully installed a new power supply of 700 Watts and a new graphic card a HD Radeon 6870. Some friends have told me i could have gotten better things but sadly is a low budget.
I don´t know much about building, pieces and pricing and that´s why i´m asking you guys this. ¿What CPU i can get considering the low budget and works well along with my Graphic card and my motherboard a G41M-VGS3/G41M-VS3?
PD: My current CPU is a Pentium Dual Core E5700 3.0 Ghz.
Thanks in advance.
Edit: I wanted to ask something else as well. When i changed my graphic card i noticed a huge difference in the FPS, but i´m not sure if there´s somethign wrong with it or it is just the CPU slowing down or causing the problems, anyway sometimes it drops down, a lot. I´m almost convinced that it is my CPU ¨bottleneck-ing¨ the graphic card.
In actuality, the 6870 is a good graphics card. It's between a 7770 (The 6850, by the way, is better than the 7770), and a 7850.
I'd need to know your budget on your CPU, but since you used the question marks used in the spanish language (and mexican? Don't know about this one), I'm assuming that your either in Spain or Mexico, so I can't help you with prices where you are.
If you are in the UK, though, I can link you to good deals for good hardware, depending on your budget.
I considered it, but because of the prize i would only do it if either i get lucky or some good deals pops out. I know i can´t get good ones for the budget i´m expecting to pay but can´t do much about it.
The Core 2 Quad are actually very expensive. I´m even wondering how if my motherboard is so old it´s compatible with these CPUs (I´m jus asuming the prices has to do with the technology).
It's LGA 775, so there are quite a few CPU's compatible with it (especially that particular board). The problem is that everything associated with it is old, so anything that you can find brand new will be extremely expensive.
Look for used only. That's really the only option in your budget. I saw on Amazon that they had the Q6600's for $89.99 used (and can you almost definitely get them cheaper than that on Ebay).
The upgardes to either one of those you suggested, how good would it be? Would it be enough to not worry about the games? (I´m not picky about playing in medium quality but the lag and the slow movements).