Asus P5B Deluxe
E6600 @ 3.3GH (OC)
eVGA 8800GTS 640 mb
G.Skill 2GB DDR2800
WD Raptor 150GB
OCZ GameXtream 600w
OS: XP Pro
This system is about 2.5 years old. My question is, would I be better off spending ~$500-$750 now for some upgrades or should I wait until then new GPU's come out in 2010 and build a new system (for $2.5k or so)?
I hate how noisy the Raptor is (I hear it above all else) and need more HDD space, so I would probably add a couple WD black 500GB in Raid 0.
If I were to upgrade CPU and/or GPU now, what should I look for that is compatible with this board and would be a noticeable step up?
One issue is I have went through two sets of G. Skill memory, both times each stick was fried. Me and everyone I have had look at it have no clue what the issue is, I suspect the power supply with voltage spikes or something.
New GPUs already came out, ATI has the Dx11 out already and they are very nice cards. You cant really upgrade that board too much, the 775 socket has nothing left to offer after a exxxx. If you do get new HDDs get spinpoint f3s they are cheaper and faster than Blacks. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...