AMD Athlon X2 BE-2400 @1GHZ @ 0.8V
Sycthe Ninja Mini
Sapphire PE-AM2RS690MH Motherboard
Corsair 8GB 800Mhz RAM
Integrated Ati X1250 @ 200mhz
1x Western Digital WD1600AAJS 160GB Hard Drive
1x Seagate 750GB Hard Drive
LG DVD+-RW DL lightscribe DVD drive
Antec Earthwatts EA-380 380W PSU
Samsung SnycMaster 216BW monitor
Windows Vista (academic) 64 bit
I use a 9600GSO during gaming season, anything I could do to upgrade?
I'm thinking of the 785G because my 690G is a tad unstable/screwy and generally old.
I want this to be a silent computer, always. One that can game decently, on 1024x768, low settings.
I appreciate the fact it appears you are going for a particularly energy-frugal system, but I think your gaming experience would improve noticeably with a faster CPU. The X2 250 or 550BE would be big improvements, and not swill down too much more juice. Your old 690G may not support one of them even with a BIOS flash.
Speaking of low noise, I just "wasted" $7 getting a PWM fan (bgears/Xilence) for my Ninja Mini, but it's so quiet I'm running it at full speed anyway. I'll probably stick the old one in the front of that case.