I just wanted to know what everyone thought about upgrading my current system. I don't play a huge amount of games, but will possibly be starting again this year, and want to have a decent system to do so. I was looking at upgrading just video at this point; but wonder if going to a single ATI HD4870 will be worth it or not with my current setup (I think I have single 16x PCI-E 1.0, or 2 x PCI-E 8x).
The setup is as follows:
Power: OCZ GameXstream 700W-SLI Ready
CPU: AMD s939 4800+ (not overclocked yet)
Fan: Zalman CNPS9700
Motherboard: Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI (latest BIOS) s939
Video: PNY 256MB 7800GT
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi (basic version)
Optical: 2 x SATA LG DVD+/-RW DL 20x
HDD: 250GB Maxtor MaxLine III Sata3G
STORAGE: 2 x 300GB Maxtor Diamondmax 10 Sata-3G, seperate RAID PCI-E x 1 Controller
Case: Antec P182B (wired tightly)
RAM: 3GB (2 x 1GB, 2 x 512) PC3200 Kingston
I am very much debating just selling this system altogether (taking out the RAID controller + sound card), and building a brand new system when Nehalem comes out. This system is still doing just fine, but is it time for a new one altogether when Nehalem comes out?
Just wondering what everyone else thinks; any input is greatly appreciated.
Yeah I will keep the PSU as well; I forgot to mention that... As well as the case because I love it. I will take the parts out and put in new components into the case / PSU combo, and possibly keep the HSF (not sure if I kept the S775 parts for it lol). Thanks!