ok well im thinking of upgradeing around july becuase its my birthday and i need my parents to pay some so i was thinking of upgrading my cpu from 3600+ to 6000+ or a 6400+ if the heatsink from my 3600+ will fit on it and my ram to 3GB from 1GB And at chirstmas my psu to a 700watt psu because in the future when the 9800 sreies comes out i would like to get one so my pc will hold out till the nvidia cards after that is that a good upgrade or should i pick different parts thanks for the help in advance
It depends on what your doing and what sort of graphics card you have in your system.
I would imagine that you would notice the biggest performance gain from a new graphics card if your playing games, followed by RAM and then the processor.
Normally I would just say upgrade the graphics card now for the performance and build a new system from scratch next year, but from what you have said your not working yet and trying to keep a relatively modern gaming system by getting individual bits as presents.
Not a bad idea if you have a reasonably modern graphics card at the moment.
If that is the case then the 6400+ is still a reasonable chip. Its not going to give the same performance as the upper core2 duo chips, but your not trying to spend £600. AMD chips come with a heatsink so don't worry about that. Extra RAM never hurts, especially considering the prices these days.
yeah i do like to play games but i'm not fussy on what setting like i would like more ram and a better cpu and an 8600gt dose me fine for now i just like to muitlitask i have 2 monitors and i like to play games while surfing the web or listing to music and the new psu wouldn't go astray because i would just put it in my new rig that i build a few years down the track and i only just got the 8600gt about a month ago and im not up for a motherborad upgrade
In which case then yeah, good choices.
Though are you using the onboard sound card? Your sig dosen't mention a sound card. If you are using an onboard card get any dedicated sound card instead of the RAM. Even if your using cheap speakers you might be surprised at the difference in sound quality.
yeah i use onboard sound so i will think about 1
Its defiantly worth doing. Nobody goes back to onboard sound after hearing the difference between even a cheap external card an onboard.
I use an older set of Insipre speakers myself, they are fairly nice speakers. The Audigy is a step up from the 5.1 live! card I used to run before I went to an x-fi. You would notice a big difference from these, and it comes to £80 which is slightly less than a replacement processor so you could probably get the memory as well.
Then you could do the processor at Christmas. Thats how I would do it in your situation anyway. The graphics card is really more important for gaming than the processor so I wouldn't expect to see much (if any) performance increase from upgrading your processor at this time.
Revenge was here.
25th April 2007
The CPU is ok for now, just get a better video card if you want gaming