"Current spec: INTEL® PENTIUM® D 945 (2 X 3.4GHZ) 800mhz FSB/2 x 2MB Cache 2048 MB CORSAIR DDR2-667 PC5300 - (2x1GB) ASUS® P5LD2 SE/C: DUAL DDR2, S-ATA, x16 VGA, 3 PCI/3 PCI-E MICROSOFT® WINDOWS® MCE 2005 SATA II 320 GB HARD DISK @ 7200rpm 8mb cache 256MB GEFORCE 7600GT PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT SoundBlaster X-FI Extreme Music 7.1: 500W (Peak) Super Quiet Dual Rail PSU + 120mm fan & CPU Cooler Digital & Analogue TV Card Dvd drives etc.
What would be the things you would upgrade on this? Wanna get into gaming a bit more, currently working my way through Command & conquer. Don't ask me what games i will be playing, not sure yet(will probably be a question on another thread!!!)."
The replies i got at the time were saying upgrade the graphics card. A friend of mine has now offered me a Geforce 9800 GTX+ card for £50 because he's got a better one!(his words). He's only has the gtx+ for a month or so. Is this a good deal & would it work in my system?
You'll need to upgrade the PSU as well I reckon. I think the 9800GTX+ uses 2x 6pin PCI-E connectors. Your PSU won't be good enough unless it's got these connectors (I wouldn't advise using adapters in this instance).
A PSU suggestion Antec EarthWatts 500W with 2x PCI-E click here = £50 (add something for 1p or more to be eligible for the free delivery option).
"9800 GTX+ card for £50" - yeah, it's a great deal! I'll have it, even for £20 more ;-). G