Hey guys my rig is getting old now and i think its time to start changing parts, I am on a tight budget these days so I can't just get a new rig or change everything out at once
PSU: 530W Raidmax? (i think its raidmax..not sure..just know its 530w)
GPU: Radeon HD4830
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA-770-UD3
CPU: Amd Athlon 64 x2 5200+ (Brisbane)
RAM: 5GB G.Skill DDR2
What should be my priority to come first ? Any suggestions for someone on a tight budget ? I'm not trying to get the absolute best of the best..just better then what I have now and will last a while, maybe something that was out in 2011 and has dropped in price or something?
Well I was wanting to get BF3 and SC2 soon, the card is pretty good as it runs Skyrim on High settings and most other games
The reason I want a new card really is because the 4830 gets hot on "Modern" games like Diablo 3, reaching a whopping 90C while in D3 and everything on low, thats pretty warm.. all other games I have don't get that high in temp, Skyrim hits 80C but after a few hours playing..if its Summer and no AC I have seen the card hit 110C
Power Supply is old, tho it has been a solid one as its survived quite a lot of Power Surges/Storms etc, it may not be a Raidmax..it may be a "higher" brand one, I can't find the brand on it.
Processor I know I need a new one, i'll prob go with PSU/Processor first, do you have any to suggest that are good/quality but with reasonable prices ?
The performance I want is like medium/high on games like BF3/D3/SC2 and be smooth, not aiming for "Ultra" settings just medium/high with solid FPS
I was told once my processor is bottlenecking my rig, would a new processor really improve my card's performance ? Its only 512MB VRam and was only 60$ in 2009..I don't even think they make this card anymore
Well, the 4830 is pretty old, so it might just need a good cleaning out. They definitely don't make it anymore. I do think the processor is the bottleneck, but there are many different processors for many different budgets.