Going to throw in a DVD burner too. Just wanted to get peoples thoughts on the upgrade. Been out of the loop for a while. I've had the old PC for about 3 yrs. Also I have a 480W power supply and hoping that will be enough to run this upgrade. I mainly use the pc for gaming and editing video with Sony Vegas.
Need more info on your PSU. What model specifically? The 8800 cards have very specific requirements for power, so won't know without more info.
Also, is there any particular reason you're going AMD? If you're looking for pure performance, then go with Intel Core2Duo. Otherwise consider something lower than a 4600+ for a better budget build. Your specs seem "lost" in the middle between budget build and horsepower.
Also, will you be doing any overclocking?
You must understand, it's hard for us to give our judgement on whether it's a good upgrade without more info.....what the system will be used for, what your expectations are, what the budget is, etc, etc. So is that a good upgrade? Sure it is. Is it the best upgrade for your budget, needs, wants, and other criteria? Dunno. Need more info.
Sorry about that. My PSU is an Antec NeoPower 480W found here. Budget wise I wanted to try and keep it around $1,000, I'm going to be reusing my 2 WD Raptors in the new build.
Only reason I went AMD was due to the price drops recently but if I will get better performance from a C2D then I will go that route. i'm not one for overclocking unless all it takes is a few adjustments in the bios. I always stick with air cooling.
If I do go for C2D any suggestions on mobo? Doh, just saw your previous post, I'm guessing the DS3 has been a solid performer. Price isn't bad either.
Also if I do need a new PSU I was looking at this one.