so....i just registered and well by that standards this is my first post.
bear with me if i say something stupid, though i usually dont.
anyway, here is the deal. I have a computer i use, for school work and the lot but also for gaming.
I have been using it for a while (4 years i would say) and have minimal upgrades on it. i am an avid gamer, although a lil behind the times.
so far, i have had very little issues and have been playing some games on medium settings like left 4 dead, assassin's creed, call of duty 4, but i recently decided to upgrade it so as to play higher end games. here my computer jarbles up. id like to play world at war, RB6 Vegas 2, etc etc (waiting on assassin's creed 2
) i tried crysis and could only run it on low with low res and everything - really spoils the mood of the game.
i am looking for advice on the video card, and other components should anyone wanna help me.
here are my computer specs:
(i started with a sort of pre-made dell computer - poor college kid)
Intel Pentium dual core 2.8 Ghz
3.0 GBytes of Ram, DDR 2 i believe
Nvidia Gforce 8400 GS (eek - i know i know)
standard dell 17" monitor
i'd really like to upgrade the graphics card and was wondering what you guys best recommend. I am aiming at something between $100 - $170 though i dont mind shelling for a lil more. i read through a lot of forums and the best option i come up with, is this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150314
what do you guys think?
also, what else can i upgrade so as to make it a better gaming computer? can anyone gauge if my processor is alright? i am planning on upgrading my monitor to a nice 22" or so, so i could really use a graphics upgrade. apart from ms word, i play few games and watch videos and movies and the like.
again guys, thank you for any replies. wish me luck.