My current comp:
ATI Radeon 4850 - 1GB on board Ram
AMD Athalon Quad Core Phenom 3.0 GHZ
Killer M1 Nic
Creative Fatality Soundboard
Windows XP 32bit.
Razer Naga mouse.
Razer Tarantula gaming KB.
Standard sound system (5.1 dell sound system).
My system acts like a slug now. I use Avast anti virus. I had used macafee but heard Avast was better for gaming. My 'gut' says the reason it does not work up to the capability of the individual parts one would expect is because I originally BOUGHT this as a standard Dell machine and threw in:
- sound card
- the killer m1 nic
- the video card (had an nvidia before it)
I was guessing I should have just bought the system ready built, so that the parts work together optimally. Yes, no? At this point what are my options?
* Wipe it and get Windows 7 64 bit?
* Take it to a techie to clean?
* Buy a new system from one of the reputable sellers? (Alienware, Cyberpowerpc, etc?)
It just seems for what the card is, what the processor is, etc that i should get more without having to tinker on minor things. Even when ONLY running WOW, fps is a big problem in raids and has been since the days of TBC. I realize it might be hard to maintain perfect FPS through intense battles, but when I hear people with stock systems or people who have bought gamer pcs ready made, I began to cringe at my folly for piece-mealing this thing, despite ADDING $1200 in upgrades through the card, motherboard, cpu and ram.
I'm a comp gamer and would like to upgrade the computer for Starcraft 2, WoW Clysm, Diablo III, and other games. My days of XBOX/PS3 are numbered until they drastically cut the priceing on them and their games OR some REALLY compelling games come out. Needless to say, I'd like some input on Best options relative to COST and BENEFIT gained.
I would like to use my computer in a DUAL monitor capacity or greater as I do trading and investing, or will often watch a movie, tv on the other monitor. I have not done that, since my computer performance feels sluggish. I'll admit I have gone to porn websites whilst using FIREFOX, but stopped that practice long ago. Any chance they are viruses nuking me?