So my current computer is this:
Processor: Pentium e5400 (dual core @ 2.7GHz, socket 775)
RAM: 2GB DDR2
Graphics: GTS 450
Windows XP SP3 32-bit
I use it for gaming. If I could increase the speed of this computer by a moderate amount without spending too much money, that would be ideal. I recently bought a GTX 570 because it was on sale for $120 at the local computer store, and I figured even if I don't use it I could sell it on Amazon or something, since it's worth alot more than that.
I was considering replacing the 450 with the 570, but I wonder if it will make much difference since the processor/RAM is probably the bottleneck anyway. Perhaps I could overclock the processor or buy a faster core 2 cpu. Would this be worth it? I would rather put off spending $800 for a new i5 computer if I can get a decent speed increase by modifying this one, but if the difference is negligible I don't want to waste my money.