Will this upgrade work out for my system?

gobizzle

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Apr 30, 2012
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My system is as follows:
Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad processor Q8300 [2.5GHz, 4MB L2, 1333MHz FSB]
4GB DDR2 Ram
1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
250w PSU (stock)


I'll be upgrading my ram to 8GB DDR2 as well as my graphics card to a EVGA GTX 550 Ti Fermi 1GB 192-bit. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how big of an improvement I'll see (mostly FPS-wise) in current games such as Star Wars: The Old Republic, Diablo 3, etc.

Obviously I'll be upgrading my PSU as well to a 500w Rosewell ATX12V.


Will this upgrade be bottlenecked by my system or will I see a huge performance improvement in most games?


Thanks in advance
 

gobizzle

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Apr 30, 2012
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Interesting, I figured it was a decent product due to the 4/5 rating on Newegg out of 500+ customers. It seems like most products for this watt are ~$50 on newegg but I am a bit flexible.


If this product is well known to fry other components then I sure as hell won't take the risk...
 


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027 Best deal I could find on a good power supply in your budget.
 
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