E8400 @ 3.3 ghz stock cooling
XFX 4890 OC
250gb HD 7200rpm
4gb 800mhz ram
pc power and cooling 750w
windows vista 64 bit oem
i would like to future proof my pc..
so i would like to buy a new mobo
a core i5 or i7
and new ram.
and a mid atx or atx full case
now my vista 64bit is oem but i would like to carry it over to a new motherboard. now i know oem arent supposed to carry over but will it? ive carried it from a different motherboard to my ga ep45 ud3r from some random micro atx board before.
(gfx card and hard drive and psu are good for now right?)
also how much could i sell my used e8400, ga ep45 ud3r and 4gb of ram for?
also should i just save my money up till april or something and then upgrade my pc in the future when stuff is cheaper? is stuff expected to fall in 2010?
The other option since you have ddr2 if you want to go current. You could always pick up an AMD AM2+ motherboard, maybe a Phenom 2 955 x4 and reuse your 4 gb of memory. Normally for a new build I'd say go AM3 if building an AMD rig, but since you already have 4 gb of ram, it would save you some cash. Or as was suggested, you might consider a new video card, the 8400 should still be ok for a little while.