- hard drive: Hitachi 320 GB -- SATA II -> add a system SSD drive: Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2/64GB 2.5" 64GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive ($140)
- video card: BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS -> GIGABYTE GV-R577UD-1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ($150)
re memory, i have 2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM PC2-6400 [DDR2-800] by Geil. what about just adding two GeIL 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model GX22GB6400LX ($55) and overclocking the FSB from 333 to 400? (note the board could handle two ddr3 modules).
anyway, i guess you're saying it might not even be worth upgrading.. so the question is: with a budget of $480, can i get a mobo, cpu, 4gb ram and a graphic card that would be better than :
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
- Radeon HD 5770
- 4 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM PC2-6400
on my old gygabite ds3r?