So I've got an old Dell Dimension 8300 desktop I'm considering upgrading. However, I'm unsure of whether or not it's worth it at this point. It's a P4 3.2Ghz, 1.5 GB ram and a Radeon 9800XT 256mb with Windows XP. I was hoping I could buy a new video card and maybe add a 1g ram and I'd be set, but after researching it appears much has changed since that last time I bought a computer (no surprise). First off, is the processor too old to bother with? I figure if it needs to be replaced than I mine as well just start saving for a whole new box. Second, will adding ram help? I know eventually it hits a point where more ram is useless as your processor can't shell out that much, so should I bother? And lastly, it turns out the Radeon is an AGP card, which appears to be outdated technology. I did find this, however, which looks like would be a nice upgrade:
But again, I dont wanna shell out the money if the rest of the computer can't keep up. I'm looking to get back into PC gaming and also make sure I'm set for SC2 and Diablo3.
Thanks for the advice!