As you can see, my hardware is pretty dated. I do not have the money to upgrade everything, so I'm looking to perform a cheap upgrade (around $100) but I want to make sure that performance would increase. Specifically, for Guild Wars 2. I played the stress test on Tuesday and my system had a hard time keeping up in intense fighting even on low settings. At the time, I was using a 32 bit operating system (Yes, just upgraded the operating system last night. Student discounts rock). I did not get a chance to see if there was any difference while using a 64bit, though after playing Counter Strike Global Offensive this morning I was able to crank everything on max and did not suffer any stuttering or FPS lag like I did during the Beta a week before release.
Here is a brief list of cheap CPUs and Memory sticks I found and I just wanted everyones input if they thought it would be worth the upgrade. Again, I know my budget is cheap so I don't expect to see any ground breaking difference in performance, but just enough to justify spending the money to hold me over for another 6 months-year before I do serious upgrading.
That seems like a pretty nice deal. I might have to go that route. Yes, I do want to upgrade the GPU, but unfortunately it will have to be something I do later rather than sooner. I don't have a microcenter near me (San Antonio) but if I can't find a better deal at least they can ship it to me