Ok, I'm looking to upgrade my graphics card mainly, and maybe some other things also. The only thing i use this computer for is gaming. I honestly have no clue what kind of graphics card i want. I have no real price limit but i would like to keep it reasonable. I play (want to play): Planetside, Battlefield Series, WoW, SupCom, and FEAR.
Heres my system specs as of now
(copy+pasted from Sys. Properties)
AMD Sempron(tm) Processor
1.81 GHz, 2.00 GB of RAM
Physical Address Extension
Right now I have the VisionTek Radeon X1300, But im looking for something with just a little more power.
Now Ive been reading online about some of the higher-end graphics cards, and in some of the reviews, they say that you need a good power supply to keep this thing running. I'm not sure what kind of power supply i have, (or if its adequate to run a high end card) so i will post pictures of the inside of my computer.
Another complaint I've read about is space. Apparently these cards can get pretty big and some cases are just too small for them. Here is a pic of my case so you can get an idea of how much space I have available:
Other than graphics card, I thought a new motherboard would be a good idea. The one I have now (K8 Triton Series) takes Regular DDR memory, which according to the computer guy is slower and more expensive than DDR2 (apparently DDR2 had a huge price drop) As you could see from the pictures, it only has two ram slots. This only allows for a total of 2gs of ram. In the future i was planning on getting 4gs of ram. From what Ive heard a motherboard that supports Dual Core Processors would be my best bet.
Any help on this subject would be great help.
Well thanks for reading all that and hopefully helping me out. In the future I hope to learn more and help out some other people also.