Well, I got my old PC here, about 3-4 years old and now it's kinda outdated, I really want to play my B3 but it does lagg a lot. I was hoping you guys could clearify this for me, do I need to buy a new PC or can I just upgrade my graphics card.. if I can just upgrade my graphics card how long do you reckon the upgrade will last?
here is my PC spec:
Processor: 3,00 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5K Rev 1.xx
Drive: ASUS DRW-1814BL ATA Device [Optical drive]
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
It got 4x2GB RAM
For a completely new pc I would probs pay 1000-1100 USD. My screen resolution is 1920x1080. Here is what is written on my PSU not sure if thats the info you are seeking though :I Antec earthwatts: model EA-500D. 500W max
Unless you want to get a completely new computer it's not needed to replace everything. I would buy a 670. I have the same psu as you and I got a gigabyte 670 windforce 3x and it works excellent. For 1k usd you can get a great computer that will last many years. The antec earthwatts are manufactured by seasonic so it's a high quality psu.
You mean holding it beneath 50% of its potential and really showing crippling performance?
No, it would not. It would be a bottleneck in dual GPU-configuration, but it would not be bottlenecked by a 3.0GHz C2D in a mostly GPU-bound game, even though it's more stressing on the CPU than most of those.
Alright guys, thank you very much for your feedback.. I think I will scratch some money together for a new computer that will last a couple of years
That would be an unwise decision, in my opinion. The GPU is the one that needs to be replaced. The C2D series starting at 3GHz and above are all decent.
You won't need much more for gaming, except in Wow, perhaps.
Originally Posted by Dracus
I had that excact same CPU and even though it was fast, it would have become a bottleneck for my GTX 560 Ti - so I got the i5 2500k - never regretted it
How would a GTX 560 Ti in any way, shape or form bottleneck a C2D? O.o
It is impossible. It cannot be done.
If you got the GTX 560 Ti for Wow performance, sure. In actual games? No.