I recently got a memory upgrade from 1Gb to 3Gb. I was going to get just an extra 1 to have 2Gb, but the price deal from 1Gb to 2Gb was unmissable, so I got it. My processor runs about 4 or 5 degrees hotter now which is a good thing I guess .. although I doubt it's fully utilising 3Gb although I wouldn't be able to tell. However, a memory upgrade from 1Gb was crucial (notice the pun
) so it kind of leaves me questioning the next upgrade to make. Here's my comp.
Tagan 'Switching Power Supply' 480w PSU.
K9N SLI Platinum - 'nVidia nForce 570 SLI'
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ - 2200MHz (Socket AM2)
3Gb DDR2-SDRAM - Running @ 800MHz (2x512Mb PC6400 + 2x1024Mb PC6400) Dual Channel
ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512Mb (PCI-Express)
ATA (WDC WD1600JD-22HBB0) Hard Disk, 160Gb (This came with a pre-made computer and stuck it with this one)
Disk Drives - Basic ones that came with a premade computer ..
Hyundai ImageQuest B71A 17" LCD Monitor
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
I'm not particularly sure one what exactly I should upgrade next for a few reasons. One of them being the fact that the computing industry advances so fast and the other money. Atm I'm v. low on cash. In case you're wondering on what I use my computer for, it's not really an issue. It's more I just wanna have a generally fast computer all-round, although it's mainly for gaming. Vista would be bad thing to get because I hear games are shite with it. I hear it has great features, but it's heavy and not worth it atm. But I don't want anybody to be posting any arguments about how wonderful Vista is because I couldn't give more of a crap.
I think to make even more use of my memory a better processor would be cool and AMD are doing some very nice prices. My m/b supports up to a 5200+ or a 5400+ I think, can't remember which one though. Would I need to go higher than that?
I was kinda thinking of getting a 10k or 15k HD in a few months, simply to put my OS on there
and in general have a better HD.
My video card is very nice .. however DX10 is coming into the picture now. When do you think it's good to upgrade to DX10? Or should I wait for more and better video cards than the 8800s to come out?
So really I'm asking what and when I should upgrade. Any ideas are much appreciated
Thanks in advance.
Edit: Just realised .. 100th post!!