I would love to buy a new PC but I can’t afford it. I do, however, have €150 I can use to upgrade my current system.
I’d like to keep some of that back to make a home-made portable recording booth. I have what I think is a pretty good microphone, it’s an AKG Perception 120 USB, but I have never been completely happy with its quality. That might be because I have a very basic sound card – I don’t know. One day, I hope to get a spider mount for it too.
So, let’s say I keep €25 for that, that leaves €125.
Ideally, I’d like to upgrade my graphics card AND sound card for that price.
What I would like to know is which cards should I consider and is it worth me upgrading the graphics card, or should I wait until next year when I might have more money available?
Information taken from the summary page of Speccy.
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
CPU: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.20GHz Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
RAM: 8,00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 799MHz (11-11-11-28)
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. P8H77-V LE (LGA1155)
Montior: VE247 (1920×1080@60Hz)
Graphics: 2048MB ATI ASUS EAH6670 Series (ASUStek Computer Inc)
Storage 1: 931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EADS-00M2B0 ATA Device (SATA)
Storage 2: 111GB KINGSTON SV300S37A120G ATA Device (SSD)
Optical Drives: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NSB0 ATA Device
Audio: High Definition Audio Device
I am open to any suggestions, even not related to the graphics and sound cards, and will post images of the inside of my PC in case size or slots of the cards if they are important (taht’s not MY PC in the featured image).
One issue I would like to resolve is that intermittently the screen gets garbled for half a second. Also, when recording at 60 FPS (not games, I don’t think) the screen seems to lose resolution every two seconds or so. Although I am about to try a new screen capture application, so that may solve it, but I think it’s due to my card or drivers.
If you would like any more information about my system, just ask.