So, I'm just wondering what part should I upgrade first, because I'm a gamer and I what to play high end games "smoothly", and I'm already planning upgrading my video card in the next few months. So other than that, what should I upgrade more?
Yeah it's really old
By the way, what processor would you suggest that can run new games today, I really don't want to buy an i7 'cause it's way too expensive for me (I'm on a low budget actually )
Yeah I've been setting my eyes for that GTX 560 video card for a while now, maybe I can buy one in the coming months
Well, you won't only have to upgrade your processor, you'll have to upgrade your motherboard and RAM, too. Your current socket is LGA775, which is obsolete. Modern Intel CPUs will use LGA1155, and AMD will use AM3.
If you're intent on an intel build, you can go for a:
need a complete overhaul man
but that doesnt mean u need to throw that old com away..use it as your htpc box
if you wanna stick with lga 775 maybe upgrade to a quad core cpu (find a used q9550) and later when the 600 series nvidia/7000 series radeon is out, u can potentially get a used 560 ti for cheap. be wary of your psu wattage also..
You need an overhaul. First, your CPU is a huge bottleneck for anything like a GTX460 performance wise and better. Core 2 quads and duos shine when overclocked. You would need a new motherboard to take advantage of overclocking and a great cooler. I would suggest looking at used 1156 or 1366 combos for sale. That is your best bet. Or save for a 2500K 4gb of ram and a decent board like an Asrock.
$450 total, shipped to Ontario. You can save $20 by buying the 460, or motherboard from the B/S/T section, or even getting a cheaper motherboard, but most will not be AM3+.
If you don't have $450 to spend right now, I went from an E5300, 2GB, 4650, to the same setup, but with a 4850 and saw a HUGE improvement. I would suggest to just buy the 460, and power supply now, rather than the other stuff first.