(First off please excuse me as I am still new on Tomshardware,and if possible help me to learn from any mistakes.)
Right that being said,I upgraded (actually got into) pc gaming this time a year ago and I built my own mid-high end (back then) pc.
The specs are:
AMD phenom II x4 945 @ 3.00Ghz (stock and stock cpu cooler)
Gtx550ti gigabyte 1gb gddr5 (never overclocked)
MSI 880GMS-E35(AM3+ FX edition)
8gb ddr3 1333Mhz (mobo only allows 1333Mhz)
500w coolermaster extreme plus psu
1600x900 20" lcd samsung
Ok so my question is what would be the best way to upgrade my build but on a budget (I have $150 to spend).I preferably do not want to overclock but will if it works out cheaper/better.
I would personally go for a new video card. However, you aren't going to be able to do much of an upgrade for $150. I would save a bit more before I go looking to upgrade. The processor is still plenty fast for gaming (My roommate has this exact processor and has no issues in games). (He is still using a Radeon 4890).
Ok thank you for the quick reply!
I thought it would be my gpu.What gpu would you recommend I also forgot to add that my friend opted to buy my gpu so all in all I have $250 for a gpu and was thinking of the Diamond HD7850,thoughts?Also forgot to mention my screen is only 1600x900.