ahhhh.... so im going straight to the point, to upgrade or not? Right now i have a Phenom II x4 840 overclocked to 3.6 (stock 3.2) the cpu is barely passable for some intensive games like bf3 and far cry 3, so i have some money left over to buy a x6 1100t (cant get FX-8350 because my mobo only supports AM3). Should i buy it now or wait 6 months and buy a new motherboard and some sort of high end intel chip?
I think you should overclock your cpu more (or depending on what type of games you play? Is it CPU or GPU intensive?) and if its getting too hot, perhaps get a new heatsink for it as well. I wouldn't buy a new motherboard because it can be a pain in the a** to find something that would be compatible with hardware that might be out of date. If you buy a new motherboard, you might have to replace EVERYTHING including the Memory, CPU, etc.
edit: Overclock now and then wait until you're able to afford more if you still aren't satisfied with the OC. I recommend Intel btw
i have cooler master v8 on it and if i go higher than 3.6 it becomes unstable. maybie ill save up for a month and buy a mobo and cpu... my girlfriend can get new shoes a later month... . (dont tell her i typed that)
Ohh, okay XDD I mean I normally do it your way but like you said if the person doesn't know much then I give that way
Many people had issues before with PSUs making the games laggy by not supplying enough power to things like the graphics card. Thermaltake is one of the companies known for that. I wouldn't think you wont see a different with a upgrade but it still will be going slow and killing your PC's insides. A lot of people have PSUs from brands such as Rosewill, Thermaltake, LiteOn and many others but those things are just evil boxes of shame overvolting your computer to it's death. So it's not just not enough power but supplying incorrect voltages to the motherboard and parts you wouldn't notice which can cause slowness and once again kill your PC. It can take many days to many years for those things to blow. I had a XION 500w PSU which completely blow up when I installed a 6870. It did not make a big bang or anything just poped which 500w was enough for my system but they lie about the true wattage and I was very lucky it did not take anything else with it. It can destroy everything from your hard drive to your motherboard, and of course the PSU itself.