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Will this upgrade work out for my system?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
May 1, 2012 1:12:36 AM

My system is as follows:
Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad processor Q8300 [2.5GHz, 4MB L2, 1333MHz FSB]
4GB DDR2 Ram
1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
250w PSU (stock)

I'll be upgrading my ram to 8GB DDR2 as well as my graphics card to a EVGA GTX 550 Ti Fermi 1GB 192-bit. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how big of an improvement I'll see (mostly FPS-wise) in current games such as Star Wars: The Old Republic, Diablo 3, etc.

Obviously I'll be upgrading my PSU as well to a 500w Rosewell ATX12V.

Will this upgrade be bottlenecked by my system or will I see a huge performance improvement in most games?

Thanks in advance

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May 1, 2012 2:08:29 AM

Thanks for the response...I accidentally posted this thread twice in a different forum. My mistake if anyone sees the other, didn't think I posted in the right forum the first time.

Your first suggestion seems fine to me, I don't mind taking a higher watt at a slightly higher price because I can keep it for a new machine once this one finally bites it...
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May 1, 2012 4:31:39 AM

Good choice, dont skimp on the power..and its more about the quality than the quantity.
May 2, 2012 12:28:52 AM

Best answer selected by gobizzle.