i'm planning to upgrade my graphics card from a 6570 to maybe 7750 or 7770.. but i'm not sure if it will make much of a difference in gaming? i just usually play rpg's like skyrim(with mods of course) and the likes.. my brother plays ac3 etc.. i just want to max out the games in 1366x768 with reasonable frame rates..
my system is just a basic athlon II x2 250, 8g ddr3 and a generic psu.. my budget would be around $150-200 (converted the price from my local currency)..
You could upgrade your video card to a HIS iCooler H777F1G2M Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card, but you should upgrade the processor to a, AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX if your motherboard is compatible. It would be slightly over $200 in the US.
thanks for the suggestion sir.. as of the moment i can only afford to upgrade 1 part of the system.. the phenom IIx4 seems to be compatible with my board.. i guess i can get the 7770 first then upgrade the cpu later.. does the amount and type of vga ram matter if im only playing at 1366*768? (1g vs 2g and ddr3 vs ddr5).
You will be able to run you games at a higher quality setting with the 2Gb of ram, not any faster frame rates, so the games will look better. But your cpu will hold back the video card. Just hope you have a good power supply to run the video card!