Hello There people.
I have a big issue on my hands. I always seem to waste my money by rushing into buying things without a clear idea what it will do. But now im thinking sense and thought it much better ask you guys your thoughts and opinions as most of you know what your talking about (Better than i do anyway)
Ok, I have a HP Pavillion t340.uk and have had it for around 3 years.
Specs : (CPU) 1-Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.60GHz, 2599MHz, 512KB (0% Load) .:. (RAM) usage: 368/512MB (71.88%) .:. (GFX) RADEON 9200, (Display) 1024x768/32bit/75Hz
(OS) Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 2 (5.1 - 2600), (installed for) 127w 6d 21h 1m, (uptime) 2h 9m 48s .:. (HDDs) 57.2GB/76.3GB(75.1%) free
As you can see ^^ this isnt the best computer around. I play Counter-Strike on this PC and up till now its been a beuty but a change is needed.
What would you guys suggest i do? I need a new case for sure as the ON button has broken and the case flap has snapped. Any tips on cases? Should i go shuttle? My idea of a nice case would be simple (Not like these new gaming ones that i feel are seriosly OTT! ) I'd like a digital display showing me the performance and temps inside my pc.
NEXT - The graphix card. Radeon 9200 was ok before but now it wont stand the new games such as Battlefield 2.
NEXT - Proccesor. i know they come in all shapes and sizes and 2.6ghz is kinda lame. Should i switch to AMD64? With a new motherboard.
I would greatly appreciate it if you lads could give me some advice and maybe tell me what uve done in the past.
Budget : £500