Currently have P4 3.00GHz (OC 3.70GHz), 2GB ram, Windows 7 rating 3.4
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1 to 2 weeks
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: light gaming (world of warcraft, dirt 2), surfing the internet
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Hard Drive - WDC WD10EAVS-00D7B1 ATA 1TB - Secondary internal storage hdd Maxtor 4k040h2 ata
DVD - 12x
Video - Sapphire ATI Radeon 4670 1gb
Keyboard - Cyborg
Mouse - Logitech wireless
Monitor - 22" 1920x1200 but normally use at 1680x1050
OS - Windows 7
Tower - Full Size
PSU - WT 520
PREFERRED WEBSITES FOR PARTS: New Egg, Tiger Direct, Amazon
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD for cost performance but really no pref
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No - will on a future build from scratch
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Not really gaming at the moment but do enjoy mmorpg but NEVER play FPS. Just looking to upgrade slightly. I will probably give this to my fiance next year and build a gaming machine for myself.
I have a few idea's I will post soon.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
Only advantage of the Callisto over the Rana is that it MIGHT be able to be unlocked.
The advantage of the rana over the Callisto is that it will perform better out of the box.
I bought a Phenom II 545 and I successfully unlocked both 3rd and 4th core, however my temp sky rocketed and I was forced to 1. Disable cores or 2. Buy the hyper 212 (Which I did) and now I'm a happy camper =)
Going to go with the Rana and place order tomorrow. Waited through the weekend to see if any other idea's or sales came up. Anything I get will be quite an upgrade from my old P4 2gb ddr1.
Thanks again for all your help gang.