My current PC is over 4 years old now and the only upgrade that I did to keep it up to date was upgrading the video card. I went from a Geforce 6600GT 256MB to a Geforce 7800GT 512MB besides that it did a great job at playing World of Warcraft for 4 years.
Well all things age and 4 years is actually a good lifetime for a PC as most die or are too slow to do anything after a few years so I decided to get a whole new system. I ordered parts today and if they come in I should be able to get it built and installed by the time I hit the sack tonight.
The biggest reason that I did decide to order a new system was that while playing WarHammer Online it was really choppy even after getting a new video card on the weekend. I purchased an EVGA Geforce GTX260 with 896MB of RAM on Saturday and thought that this would help and it did but not enough to make it playable at 1900×1200 resolution. My old 3.0GHZ P4 doesn’t have enough power to push the video card to it’s limits so the GTX260′s true power potential isn’t being used at all.
When I play games I always want the best visual gaming experience I can, otherwise you loose the true representation of what the game designers want you to see. I am a very visual person so the more graphical WOW I see the better gaming fun I have while playing my game.
This will be my new system configuration:
Antec 300 Series Case
Antec 600Watt Power Supply
Asus P5Q-E Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz 6MB 1333MHz CPU
4GB DDR2 1066Mhz RAM
Seagate 500GB 7200RPM 32MB Cache Hard Drive x2 (Running Stripped)
LG DVDRW With SATA Connectors
EVGA Geforce GTX260 896MB PCI-E 2.0
LG 24″ LCD running at 1900×1200
NEC 19″ CRT as 2nd Monitor