First post, by 65C02
I finished building my cheapo Windows XP gaming rig mostly out of parts I already had. The specs go as follows:
ASUS P4B533 motherboard
Pentium 4 2.2 GHZ
1.5GB DDR1 RAM
BFG Geforce 6600 256MB AGP 8X
Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit
I thought these parts would have me covered as I had a similar computer in 2004, but I'm disappointed in the performance of many of my games. When I played GTA:SA last night it ran at only 10-20 fps during missions. Is the Steam version of this game heavier than the DVD-ROM? I lost my DVD many moons ago, so I had to download it from Steam and move the game folder to my XP computer.
Games newer than around 2003 are not running as well as I remember. It looks like the P4 processors are very cheap on ebay atm, but I'm not if I should be upgrading the CPU or the video card?