hey guys! this is my first post, so sorry if I am long or leave stuff out.
Basically, I am looking for a single upgrade that will give me the most bang for my buck.
I have about $200 to drop into my compy and want to get the most out of it.
I also understand if 200 is not enough, I can continue to save up.
Thanks in advance:
Here we go!
My current specs:
` Windows 7 Professional 32-bit SP1
(side question, is it worth while to upgrade to 64 bit for RAM boost?)
`Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3064MB RAM
`Graphics card name:Ati Radeon X1900 Series
(I looked around a bit and found on that looked good?
ATI Radeon™ X1900 CrossFire? )
Definitely spend it all on the video card; that's what's outdated and holding you back.
Next time you have money to spend, look into a 64-bit OS and all the rest. But the video card is where the real bang for the buck is, as you say.
What's also good for you is that since you live in Concord, the Fry's there offers an internet price match, so you can basically walk in there and get what you want for the same price as Newegg, without waiting or paying for shipping. I take advantage of that all the time at that store. Not sure if they will match what you get with mail-in rebates though, so maybe find that out.