I understand that my system is limited by some hardware components, probably the graphics card the most. I am considering an upgrade on one or two of these components, but I'm not sure which one will result in the most balanced system. These are my current components: -Intel i7 860 (Lynnfield) -Gigabyte P55-USB3 Motherboard -Nvidia GeForce GT 240 -WD Caviar Green 500GB (I have an external HDD so storage SPACE is not an issue) -2x2GB Kingston DDR3 RAM -Huntkey 550W PSU
I was considering upgrading either the... HDD to the Intel 520 series SSD (keeping HDD for storage) OR Graphics card to Nvidia GTX560Ti ...or are there better options? I play games casually and experience slightly more frustration with the horrendously long load times (even after defragmentation) than in-game graphics detail. In other words, I play games like HoN and SC2 where I believe the in-game graphics lag (or mostly lack thereof) is not an issue, but I also sometimes play MMORPG/FPS where in-game graphics seems to be more of an issue. Advice please?
More aboutwhat bottlenecking system most
GPU most definitely.
^ +1 for gpu.
If your gunna get an ssd, stay away from intel, you get more bang for your buck for brands like crucial or samsung, even the ocz vertex line
^GPU, and go for OCZ or even sandisk for the ssd, but by far your system is bottlenecked by your GPU