I wondering how i should spend $500 on upgrading my pc and what will get me the most performance increase for my money.
here are my current specs.
cpu: phenom ii 965 c3 overclock to 3.9ghz
ram: adata 4gb 800mhz ddr2
mobo: asrock a770de+ am2
gpu hd 6850
powersupply rosewill 630w 80+ certified. (recently bought)
case: nzxt guardian 921 rb
monitor: hp 20" 1600x900
any tips is much appreciated.
btw keep in mind if i buy another motherboard(I'm sure i will) i have to buy another copy of windows 7
I say, stick with your rig until next year and see what happens.
Phenom II 965 and HD6850 can perform just fine for now.
Even now, I am still keeping my Q6600 and HD6850.
I get myself Crucial M4 128GB 18 months ago and I ordered last week Dell U2412M.
SSD made the biggest difference
My plan for next year: CPU, mobo, RAM...and GPU if I still have some money...
I say, get an SSD and an 23-27" IPS monitor for this year (also a new GPU if you like).
The system is good, but if you did want to upgrade you could upgrade your CPU (Intel i5) and Motherboard. And if you wanted to you could add an SSD into the build. Other than that I don't see any need to upgrade.