Okay with new games comeing out and my computer getting older and older I am wanting to upgrade it although I have no idea where to start so I figured I might aswell find the cost compared to just getting a new computer. I'll write my current computer and specs below.
HP Pavilion Elite HPE-210y
AMD Phenom II 945 Quad-Core Processor
8GB DDR3 system memory
1 terabyte hard drive
ATI Radeon HD 5450 Graphics Card with 512 MB DDR3 dedicated Graphics memory
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
The game I am looking to play is planetside 2. I also play Guild Wars 2 but I am not haveing as many issues with that as I am Planetside. Someone on Planetside forums told me this...
"z77 platform.....msi gd 55.....asrock pro4.......decent boards for the price
you can use your ram.......not good for overclock, but it fits on stock
get the hd 7950 or the gtx 670........dont go with an less than 256 bit bus card....the 7870 is a great choice
get the corsair CX600w or the HX650w ...........you dont need an 750w psu...is overkill for single card
you can still use your HDD even if it is a sata 2....but i recommend you get an sata 3 ssd as a main drive....you can get in future"
But this didnt really make much sense to me as I am not that computer savy and I dont even think the graphics cards he recommended would fit. So just wondering if the computer I have is just garbage and not worth upgrading, if I do upgrade it how much would it cost on average and what would I need in order to play these games on atleast medium settings?
Thanks for reading and to any replies.