So i just recently upgraded my graphics card to a 1 GB AMD Radeon 6770.
The graphics card is a champ.
I'm thinking about upgrading my processor, which I would assume I'd need a new motherboard to work with.
I've never upgraded or replaced a processor or motherboard before, so it's new to me.
Here's my system from Speecy's summary:
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
AMD Athlon II X4 620 40 °C
Propus 45nm Technology
6.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 400MHz (6-6-6-18)
PEGATRON CORPORATION VIOLET (CPU 1) 55 °C
S230HL ([email protected])
AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series (XFX Pine Group) 61 °C
596GB Western Digital WDC WD64 00AAKS-65A7B SCSI Disk Device (ATA)
hp CDDVDW TS-H653R SCSI CdRom Device
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
Realtek High Definition Audio
The computer is a HP Pavilion p6210y. The changes I have made from how it came are a new 1GB AMD Radeon 6770 and a new Corsair GS 600 power supply.
I was thinking about getting an Intel i7 processor, unless you don't think it's necessary, I'd go with an i5.
I use my computer for gaming, pretty heavily. Music, internet, photoshop and small other things. I typically don't have all these up at once. At most I'd have the internet up on one or two pages, iTunes and a game (if minimized).
So what should I get, in regards to a new processor and motherboard? Mind you I'd like to spend under $200, if that's even possible.
Or should I not bother upgrading them? I view it as theres no sense in buying a new computer when I can just upgrade things as I go. It also might be cool to get a nice case.
---------- Post added 2012-09-05 at 06:55 PM ----------
Hahah, I just looked it up, I didn't realize i7 processors were over $200 for the processor alone.