I assume this is supposed to go here, didnt see anywhere else where it would fit. Anyways I am planning to update my computer in the next few weeks. I have $200 - $300 to work with and am not sure what makes the most sense,
my computer set up is as follows:
OS - Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit (will be updating to Windows 7 64 with the new hardware so I get the full effect of the RAM)
RAM - 4 gigs DDR2 PC-6400
Processor - Intel Core2 DUO 2.13GHz E6400 2M Cache 1066MHz
Vid Card - NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
(My original idea was to get another 8800 GTX and dual them, but I cant seem to find any and dont know if it would make sense anymore)
I couldnt decide whether upgrading the processor or vid card would make more sense. If more info is needed I would be glad to supply it.
Everything is so bad in that, I can't point at one thing to upgrade. The CPU is obviously really old, but to upgrade it to anything decent would require a new motherboard and new RAM, which would be more like $400. The GPU is also really old, but I wouldn't want to throw a huge card in there to just be handicapped by the rest of the build.
So my recommendation is that you start saving for a new build. If that $300 is burning a hole in your pocket, you could shell it all out for an HD 5850, which should still be good when you build a new one.
That will get you a machine that's not quite cutting-edge, but close enough that it will make no difference to the untrained observer. Definitely a nice machine for $325. The key is that you're able to keep your RAM, case and power supply this way.