First off: Hi, name's Jacob. I recently joined the forum.
With Fallout already on the pre-order list of my steam library, I figure now's a good time to beef up my computer a bit. I already passed the minimum system requirements, but I want to play with some decent graphical settings too. Right now I'm trying to figure out what I want to upgrade first, so that's why I'm asking everyone here.
My computer is a Lenovo K450 and relates closest to this one (Was twice as expensive when I bought it):
OS: Windows 8.1
Processor: i5-4440 @ 3.1GHz Quad Core
RAM: 8GB DDR3
Storage: 1TB HDD
GPU: GeForce GT 645 2GB VRAM
Unfortunately I can't get to the internals without unscrewing a lot of things, so I don't know what kind of power supply it's got yet. Considering it's Lenovo, I'm going to assume it's decent. Right now I'm stuck between upgrading the GPU and the processor. The processor itself seems fine, runs quietly and I haven't had any reason to try overclocking.
My greatest concern is the outdated video card. It's at least two years old, and most games only run on medium. Older games run at 60 FPS (60 Hz monitor), others usually cap off at 40-ish. Poorly optimized games require low settings, or are just unplayable, period.
My price cap right now is about $220 with S&H included, though given a month I could raise it, if I wanted to wait until after Fallout 4 is launched. I was looking around and I thought this-
-might work well enough. I just wanted to make sure it was going to be compatible with my system and whether it was a good investment.
Any help or advice is graciously accepted, and thanks for spending the time to help me out, guys.