Windows Vista Home Premium Processor- AMD Athlon 64 3500+ @ 2.2Ghz Motherboard- Dell OPY127 A02 W/ AM2 940 Socket PSU- 220 Watt Dell Video Card- NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE Ram- 6GB (2GBx2) + (1GBx2) HDD- 1TB Optical Drive- DVD+R DL
My problem is I cannot run the programs and games I want to run. I am a heavy Sony Vegas and Photoshop user but also take a great liking to PC gaming. I download Street Fighter 4AE and with the lowest settings and resolution possible I can only get 20fps at most. Photoshop and Vegas hang and crash A lot. I do not need the best of the best type quality I simple wish to be able to game at a reasonable resolution and moderate/high settings with little to no lag as well as have Sony Vegas and Photoshop run smoothly
I have done some research and have decided to upgrade this PC, but I have no idea how to go about it. I have a budget of 450~500$. I would not like to spend that much if possible.
Here are the parts I've decided to buy, could you please tell me if I'm overspending or buying unnecessary items, What exactly should I buy first, what will give my PC the biggest boost in performance? Is there anything that I have already with my current build that could still be used? If you have any suggestions I'd most certainly like to hear them. Thanks.