Hi all, this is my first time on this forum so forgive me if I sound like a total noob.
Anyhoo, I am wondering if I should rebuild my current gaming rig as I am getting pretty bad performance from some games I play (mostly BF3) and everything seems really slow even if I am just trying to open a folder in windows. I know part of the problem is that I am still using Vista and it sometimes steal all of my ram so my justification is that since I am going to reinstall everything anyway, i might as well rebuild my rig.
my current rig:
AMD Phenom 9650 x 4 @ 2.3Ghz
4gb DDR2 800Mhz
AMD Radeon 6950
-Definitely upgrade windows.
-Your RAM is ok for the moment being
-Overclock the CPU to at least 2.6 GHz
-The graphics card is above average so keep that!
Overall I would say you should be ok for another year if you do what I say, and your graphics card is fine for sure. However you may want to upgrade cpu/ram/motherboard soon. I would say wait to Intel's Haswell and/or AMD's steamroller CPU's come out this year and then make the switch.