i have about a $400 dollar budget, my goal is to be able to run planetside 2 and armas 2 (Dayz) smoothly.
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: GA-MA790FXT-UD5P
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X3 720 Processor (3 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.120824-0336)
Memory: 4092MB RAM Corsair XMS ddr2
BFG tech psu 650W
I have an onboard soundcard, im wondering the benefits of actually purchasing a soundcard.
The gpu i was looking at was Radeon HD 7770, Radeon HD 7850 2 GB, the former mostly because its supposed to be great with power, which im kinda guessing means less heat problems. I might also add that im using a shoddy hp monitor right now, so i dont know if id get anything out of an HD card.
Not sure if thats a decent card, im not experienced with brand names nor radeon gpu's. Since i have another $55 i could throw that into a better processor maybe? Or save for a monitor, i dunno if it would be worth it or not
actually i think i understand the confusion, i think i messed up, the ram is actually ddr3. Its dark and my computer is under my desk so its hard to see. But i know my chipset is ddr3 compatible which means the ram must be ddr3.
Do you think that processor would warrant a liquid cooler? Im using a non-stock air one right now. And would those gskills be compatable with the corsairs i have in my rig currently? I tried to throw a random pny stick i got in their as a gift a year ago and my computer started crashing until i removed it.
corsair as far as i know is a pretty solid company.
Its just a non-stock fan i got at frys when i built the computer, i cant remember the brand name and the packaging is long gone. Though i paid somewhere in the neighborhood of 35-40 bucks for it 3 years ago, if that gives you any idea of its quality. I probably wont grab a water cooler until i rebuild, i dont think its necessary. My computer does get hot during the summer but i think thats mostly the gpu as i can practically fry an egg on it.