I'm looking to spend some money upgrading. Also My brother and a coworker wants a desktop so I could also sell some parts to them (family first tho) and upgrade
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 OC'ed to 3.6 on stock fan
MOBO - ASUS P5Q Pro
Video Card - SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4870 512 MB
PSU - PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W
RAM - OCZ 4GB 2x2GB DDR2 800 PC2 6400
CASE - Antec 300
Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.1 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
2X WD black 1TB
DVD Drive - ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA
22" samsung and just bought a 37" tv for use as a 2nd monitor/consoles
uses: Gaming, movies, school, internet
Also just bought a i3 laptop to replace 4 year old laptop. I bought the E8400 cause all background programs run on laptop like msn, downloading, and anything else like that
I'm thinking adding a SSD for the OS, I'd also like a bigger case maybe like the 900 or even 1200 as things are tight in the case and the video card is limiting extra HD's. I'm tempted for a i7 but that involves a new mobo and ram taking me to a whole new system almost, but I rather wait for the new batch of i7's as i think theres a mobo pin change. maybe upgrade to a faster 775 quad?
Really I'm quite happy with the system but I'm looking to spend some $$ and figue my brother could buy my old parts for cheap and save me the trouble of craigslisting them. hes looking for a cheap system.
what about the SSD? I agree, but if my brother were to buy a desktop I could easily sell him the e8400 and pay the difference. Yes I like the 5770. but I think I'l just wait as you said and maybe buy the SSD as I think that right now may be the biggest improvement.
thx for the comment. I'm just on the fence about stuff like the case, I could buy now and when the time comes for an i7 in a year, the new case will still be perfect and overdoing it. Guess I should just save my money til i'm out of school. I noticed HDD came down in price alot and waiting will increase my bang for the buck.