I'm looking for some advice on the best way to spend £300 to upgrade my current PC. I really only use my PC for MMO's and sometimes Heroes of Might and Magic/RPG's.
My current rig is;
CPU: AMD Phenom(tm) 8750B Triple-Core Processor, MMX, 3DNow (3 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
RAM: 2048MB RAM
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4650
PSU: 500Watt (Unbranded)
Motherboard: Sapphire PURE Element PE-AM2RS740G2
I also have a ATI 4850 512MB GPU, though it's not currently in use since the PS doesn't seem to have the 6pin connector for it.
With my budget been abit limited I'm not sure what to go for since I know I'll need a new motherboard, CPU, RAM and PSU.
I've been tossing up between getting an AMD Phenom X4 955 and an i3 2100, since those coupled with MB, RAM and PSU and a new monitor fit within £300 nicely.
I've been thinking about picking up one of these monitors (Benq 1366x768res), since I'm sick of my none widescreen. Which leaves me with £230 to play with.
Now I can get;
Phenom X4 955 + AM3+ board, 4GB RAM, and an Antec 550watt PSU for £193
i3 2100 + H61 board, 4GB RAM and Antec 550Watt PSU for £200 (I can replace the H61 with a Z68 board, and then it comes in a £230.)
I tired to put an i5 2400 in place of the i3 2100, but it puts me over budget.
Another option is to just sit and wait out until Scan.co.uk has a Today Only Deal which bundles what I need. They do them often enough to warrent it been a decent option.
Reason I want to upgrade is because I want to be able to play SWToR and GW2, on decent settings. I'm currently playing SWtoR beta with everything on low except textures on medium, and my FPS ranges from 20-70 depending on where I am. I'm hoping one of these upgrade could allow me to play it near max?
Min specs for SWToR are here for reference: http://www.swtor.com/info/faq#171060