My old system bit the dust after a power surge about a month ago, and those nice people at the insurance company have offered me a new system to replace my old one. I need to know which components I should be pushing them to change, if any...
Old setup...Athlon 64 3000, GA-K8NF9 mainboard, 2 Gig Crucial RAM, ATI X1800XT 256Mb Graphics, 480W Hiper Type M PSU.
New offer... Intel C2D E4600, MSI P31 Neo-F mainboard, 2 Gig Kingston RAM, GeForce 9600GT 512 OR Radeon HD3850 512, Hiper 580W Type M PSU, Soundblaster Audigy SE 7.1, in a NZXT Hush Midi Tower or a Lian Li PC-7B Plus II tower.
Natch there will be the obligatory HDD's and DVD drives.
Which Graphics card ? And is the mainboard a bit on the dated side ? What about CPU ? I've already told them I want to stick with XP, and not go to Vista.