So Christmas is coming up and as one who celebrates it I'll have some spending money. Along with this and what I've been saving up, I'll be reaching about 1 grand. I think I have a pretty nice setup right now but as you guys know, the games get harder to play at max settings (which is what like). This is what I have right now:
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 061 System Model: RF243AA-ABA M7640n BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.6GHz Memory: 2046MB RAM Page File: 996MB used, 2942MB available Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904) DX Setup Parameters: Not found DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode Sapphire Radeon x1950 pro 512mb
Besides these specs, I would like to get a wireless mouse and keyboard. My PC often overheats as well because I have a compact tower with no extra cooling devices so maybe this would be a good idea. So my question is what would be good upgrades that have the best bang for the buck. THANKS
You might want to get a new video card, or possibly a new processor, but the 5000+ is pretty solid.
The CPU is ok, you should get 8800GT or HD3870 and G7 mouse with G11 keyboard
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Bet On better graphic car, thats the onliest that matters in the future, and if you have (or ever get) enough for a Nvidia Nforce with a 8600 gts/gtx Sli, then you will be running for 15 years or so without thinking buying a new graphic card.
If it's overheating now then get a new case before changing anything.