Im new to this forum but after browsing the website i needed some educated information before I commit to investing my money in my computer! I have put below the spec's of my system many thanks to some random program i found on the internet that told me what i have!
Processor: 2.30 gigahertz AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core
Motherboard: Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. M3A Rev 1.xx
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
500gb storage thingy (dont no the actual name)
RAM: Kingston Hyper X DDR2 2x 2gb
OS: Windows Vista 32bit (I hate vista with a passion!)
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 1024mb?
Sound: Creative X-FI 7.1 surround sound
Think i have included everything ! What i am looking for ideally is a cheapish upgrade that will make a big difference as i have noticed its become a bit sluggish lately. I play Elder Scrolls Oblivion on this system lately and i noticed some jumpiness in the big outdoor areas which are heavy on the graphics which seems odd considering everything on my comp seems to be superior to the recommended specs?.
Im basically planning ahead for the long awaited Elder Scrolls Skyrim release and RAGE and would like to play it on nice graphics without to much headache due to jumpiness and graphic tears (had some bad ones on world of Warcraft and yes I am that sad :O).
Im looking to spend around the Â£200-Â£250 area and wondered what you guys think I should upgrade? I was looking at processors and the AMD Phenom II black 3.2ghz looked nice but my Motherboard is only an AM2+ meaning it wont fit? and graphics I was thinking the Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 1gb.
Any suggestions you have would be much appreciated as im going mad with confusion as there's so much out there on the market and I just don't understand all the niggly details which make some piece superior. :P