PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, ncix.com, tigerdirect.com, frys.com - anywhere within the US.
PARTS PREFERENCES: I am not too biased in regards to brands, as long as it's a quality product, I am happy. I usually seem to pick Samsung or LG products, though. lol
OVERCLOCKING: Nope. I'm not that confident in my computer knowledge to be messing with that stuff. I would if I could, but for now, I can't, so nope!
CROSSFIRE/SLI: Maybe. Not sure which is better at the moment, though. It's been a while since I've looked at new cards, but won't take me long to come up to speed! Am thinking of getting a GTX 295. Opinions more than welcome!
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Current resolution is 1680x1050
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like a more quiet PC. My current one can be heard while talking with people over the phone! (I mean THEY can hear it!) I definitely need some stuff for cooling, would like to include a sound card and surround sound speakers with subwoofer (doesn't have to be THE BEST, but pretty darn good) Definitely need new video card(s). I will also need to purchase an operating system, but was going to wait for Windows 7.
2 x 1 gb OCZ platinum DDR2
250gb hd + 320gb hd (one WD one SeaGate)
OCZ ModXTreme Power Supply - I believe mine is 600 or 650 Watts (I forgot. lol)
Intel core2duo E6600 with stock HS
Samsung DVD burner/reader
Video card is a Nvidia GeForce 7950gt or gtx. I forget which & I misplaced the box.
Mobo is an ASUS P5B Deluxe (no wireless)
I was going to just move everything over from this system to the new one & format the drives & give this computer to my parents, but I'd like to add some better cooling to it and some more memory. What do you folks think? My parents are in their 50's, and they just use the computer for surfing the web, watching youtube videos & basic computer stuff. They currently have a basic Dell P4 (which sucks!!) with a Dell 15 inch flat screen monitor.. I figured my old system would be a heck of an upgrade for them!
Oh, and as mentioned earlier, I have a Samsung SyncMaster 226BW monitor & an Antec P160W case for this system, which I can also give to them if I get something new. They have a keyboard & mouse already.