I have a rig that I put together about 4 years ago. At the time, it was about as good as I could afford, and worked really well for the casual gaming that I enjoy. Since I build it, I have sort of stopped paying attention to where things have progressed in the world of computers. So I am coming to you all for a little guidance.
Here is what I am working with.
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
AMD FX-6100 15 °C
Zambezi 32nm Technology
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 671MHz (9-9-9-24)
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-990FXA-UD3 (Socket M2) 30 °C
DELL S2230MX (1920x1080@60Hz)
2048MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series (XFX Pine Group) 40 °C
932GB Seagate ST31000528AS ATA Device (SATA) 32 °C
1397GB Western Digital WDC WD15EARS-00MVWB0 ATA Device (SATA) 27 °C
56GB OCZ-AGILITY3 ATA Device (SSD) 30 °C
ATAPI iHAS124 B ATA Device
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
AMD High Definition Audio Device
So in light of some of the more modern games calling for more capable rigs (WItcher 3, GTA V, etc.), where should I begin? How is the current generation of AMD GPU's (not that I am super loyal to AMD)? Should I focus more on the graphics or the CPU or RAM, etc? I don't want to have to start all over, and I have maybe $300 to spend. Not sure how far that will really get me, but there it is.
Also, seeing as there is 4 years worth of junk on the system, I was planning on doing a format and starting fresh anyways, so don't let that affect your recommendations.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts.