Hello, last christmas I bought a new h8-1120 hp desktop pc for gaming. Since then I have updated the weak GTX 530 that was already in the system with a EVGA GTX 550ti 1024mb GPU and a Corsair 500w powersupply. It's been 4 months now and I noticed that my fps has been dropping and cannot play some newer games on medium to high settings without getting over 30fps. I am looking for help from anyone on knowledge on what I can upgrade that will significantly increase performance and or graphics or both . Any and all help will be appreciated thank you!
The first thing that come to mind is a SSD, for the OS and main games you play. Then you really need a better graphic card. A Corsair CX500 power supply will be able to power a quality card that will improve your frame rate, but will depend upon your budget.
The i7-2600 is a really good CPU for gaming, and 8GB DDR3 is enough to handle the new titles.
Alright I will be getting GeForce GTX 670 FTW edition. Minimum power supply is 500w for it though so hopefully it won't bottle neck. Now back to the SSD situation though. This is currently my hard drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... Im looking into this SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... it is recommended on the article you posted and the reviews looks great,just dont know how the capacity will hold up to my regular 1TB hard drive. I looked up videos on how to install a SSD looks pretty simple but no video shows what to do with the hard drive when you intall the SSD into a disk bay.