Is it worth upgrading or should I just buy a new one?
CPU: intel core i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
GPU: 512MB ATI Radeon HD 4810 series
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P6T SE (LGA1366) X58
RAM: 6,00GB Triple-Channel DDR3 @ 534MHz (8-8-8-20)
For playing the newer games my graphics card, CPU and RAM could use some upgrades but since I have only 400€ to spend I can only afford to upgrade 2 of the 3. Therefore I chose to get a new graphics card and expand my RAM (good choice?). The problem is though that I have no experience in changing computer hardware and I'm afraid that i'm going to purchase hardware that doesn't fit/is compatible with each other.
my train of thought so far:
I chose the Nvidia GeForce GTX960 (4Gb) as new graphics card since they seem to require less power then the Radeon R9 380 and
im not sure if my 520W PSU can handle that . would unplugging my DVDRom and DVDRam drives (things i almost never use) free up power?
Currently 3 of the 6 slots are occupied by 2GB corsair XMS3 DDR3 667 MHz . I use up 5.3Gb while gaming on the lowest settings + opened browser.
Will a new GPU lower this usage?
I assume putting in 3 new ones of 4Gb each will suffice. Would putting in 3 of these guys do?
When putting in 3 new ones do I leave the old ones in? Should I pick ones with another RAM frequency (1333 ,1600, 1866, ...)?
What would you do with 150€ to spend on RAM or CPU ?
Edited by santenal, 07 November 2015 - 01:57 PM.