I am considering buying a new PC, I have an HP pavilion elite M9300t with a Q9300 processor, 1GB xfx Radeon HD 7750 GDDR5 video card,4GB ram. I am considering buying a Dell XPS 8500 with an i7 3770, 1GB AMD radeon 7570, 16GB ram 2tb HDD. I like to play MMO's and battlefield 3 and any future games that may come out of that type. Is the Dell that much of a better PC at $900, or should I hold off for something that will offer a more significant improvement. I would like something that would be future proof for at least the next 2-3 years, and I have already replaced my HDD once, my PSU,my OS and just recently the video card, now I am hearing clicking from HDD again so may need to replace again soon. I am not opposed to building my own(would be 1st time) with some advice or pointers,where to look. Thank you for your help.
Thanks for the reply, I took your advice and edited my post. I have noticed a huge difference with my recent addition of the new video card, had a 512mb card before.., just wondered if it really is worth it to upgrade now, is an i7 with 16gb that much better than my quad core with 4gb? or should I just hold out since I've been doing okay with it even though I have had to put some money into it over the 4 years i have had it. thanks again, feels great to have some advice.
Check the price of RAM that is compatible with your system. If you can up your system total to 8GB, that might be a good idea, but not it if costs more than about $50.
my system has 4 slots for memory, each being used up by a 1gb stick for total of 4gb, can i buy two 4 gb sticks and only use two slots instead of four 2 gb sticks? what are pros and cons to that? thank you again so very much. ,also is it worth is to buy the ram which is supposed to be faster ie. 3200 vs 6400 just as an example, I think my pc uses ddr2 pc-2 ram.