Hey Gang. New to the site and I love it. Trying to figure out what I can upgrade to so I can run Planetside 2 more efficiently. I am on the Beta now and it looks like it would be fun, but my graphics are laggy and juttered. Here is what I have now:
My Power supply will definately need to be upped as I am at 400 now. And I think the RAM can be upped too. But now sure on the Graphics card or the main processor. Hoping someone can validate me and point me in the right direction./
Do you have a specific budget you'd like to stay under? That'd help us a lot. Apart from that, I'd say you could still work with that i5, although it's about on par with a Phenom II X4 965. Your video card and PSU could definitely use an upgrade though. 4GB of RAM is still sufficient, although it certainly won't hurt to move to 8GB, but you'll have to replace both DIMMs since your motherboard only has two slots.
I am reasonable. I'd like to think I could get a new graphics card, power source and memory for less than $350 (unless I am crazy). The PC is over 2 years old and, if I remember correctly, that is about the right price to pay bi-annually to keep a pc fresh.
Thanks for the advice! I didn't know how high I could go. I have really lost my touch with the new PCI Express cards versus AGP. The big thing I was stuck on I guess was the i5 pinset and getting that mixed up with the graphics card type.
And thanks for the link. Had no idea how bad the 5450 is/was.