Warning: I know very little about computers. ~ Also sorry if this is in the wrong category, i have no idea where it would go.
I want to be able to play some games on normalish, maybe even high settings. How ever, i don't have the money for
a new computer. Times are tough. I do have enough to get a new graphics card though and I am looking at purchasing the ASUS GeForce GTX 660 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E Video Card. Can my computer handle this card? Or will it "bottleneck" I say that with quotes cause i have no idea what that is.
Specs i know about
i3 540 3.07GHz
4GM ram (I will eventually add a bit more.)
ATI Radeon HD 5450. (Wanting to upgrade this.)
DX4840 Motherboard (friend told me that's what my motherboard is)
and a 700W Aprevia power supply
Games i wish to play.
GTA IV maybe
Call of duty MW3
Call of Duty black ops II
Indeed, I have a 5450 in my brothers PC (HP slimline) it's a small step over the onboard graphics when it comes to WoW, or Starcraft 2. You have a good CPU I would recommend you buy these, if you want to spend some money:
That galaxy 660 is a good deal, damn, I had a galaxy 220 die on me but I oc'd it to high back before I knew what I was doing. That i3 may or may not bottle neck, I thought it was an i5 until now. Still though, if it does bottleneck then you know what to upgrade next.