Hi, I am planning on upgrading my system so that I can play better games and so that I can use it for some animation and modeling classes that are going to be coming up in the next year or so. Here is the list of parts tht I am planning on buying right now:
I also already have a 160 GB Hard drive with my OS (Vista 32 bit,upgrading to Windows 7 64 when it comes out) And a 1.5 Terabyte hard drive and a 22" LCD Moniter so those parts are taken care of.
What I am wondering is are these good parts and will they let me do what I am wanting? I am open to suggestions but I want to keep the price around 1000 bucks if I can, beauty of living on Fin Aid. XD
I don't want to fork out all this money if any of these have a good chance of c@$*ing out on me in a year and a half. If you guys have any ideas on what would be better then please post them. I need all the advice I can get since this is my first upgrade of this size.
*facepalm* I can't believe I forgot the GPU. >_< I have an Nvidia 9800 GT 1GB. As for the case, I don't really care how it looks, I just want it to be decent quality. The reason I chose the case was for the size, I wanted to have as much chance for future upgrades as I can. The reason I chose the Q9560 was because it was 3.0GHz, IDK if the speed is that big a difference or not. As far as I know a 3.0GHz is faster and better than a 2.6Ghz, Though I could be wrong. As for time frame, I don't NEED it for another year or so, but I want to get it before Dragon Age comes out. I need the RAM because I am going to be doing a lot of photoshop, Maya, 3DS Max etc. Thank you for the quick responses.
Nope, you just compared across architectures, the i7 gets far more instructions done per clock due to the architecture and hyper threading giving it 8 logical cores, you can also easily OC it and blow the 9650 away for less money.