Hey guys, first off thanks for reading this. I have an old computer that was sitting in a corner for about two years because i thought my mobo was fried. Recently found out it was the memory that was bad. Figures - my luck- Anyways, I was looking to see yourguys input on what might be worth the upgrade. Before i post the specs, let me say that im not looking to do do a whole new mobo/cpu upgrade im just trying to maximize what i have and unlock its full potential for a reasonable price considering parts should be cheper by now.
Cooler Master Hyper TX2 CPU Cooling Fan - Socket 775, AM2, 939
Aspire 600W DarkSide Alum Black PSU - Blue Sleeves
Some old cheap 250gb hdd which i threw in there to test but havent taken out yet.
As i said, one stick of ram is bad so currently running on 2 gig, in the RMA process as we speak.
I know that hdd is bad but i am thinking about replacing it with -OCZ OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G Vertex 2 Solid State Drive - 60GB, 2.5", SATA II
This is my first custom built pc and thank youguys for the help. I want to overclock, just slightly, but learning that seems a bit daunting to me. A question for youguys. Is overclocking safe with SSD's i know i could google and read this and that but i trust the knowledge on this site and seeing my specs my provide a better answer, particularly seeing the cooler i use. I also understand that i probably am not fully utilizing this graphics card but when i bought it they were expensive and i only have so much $$$ so thats why i dont have the 3 way sli configuration.
Overclocking is safe with SSD's, for a second I thought you said you were going to overclock THE SSD. Lol
Another thing, upgrade your heatsink fan. I suggest going with the Hyper 212+ for only 30$ this should allow you to overlock quite a bit more than that old TX2. For this, don't go to newegg. Go to Amazon, free shipping and a lower price.
Thanks for your suggestions. I think ill pick up that cooler you mentioned. As for the SSD, besides the price is there a reason i should take it over the ocz one? Reliability? faster speeds? It is out of stock anyways but ill look it up on some other sites. I really want to just stick with same cpu and mobo because i dont have that much cash currently. When i do decide on a new mobo, it will be a complete new rig so that isnt for awhile. my budget is $200. I cant afford anything more right now cuz my wifes teeth are higher priority. Bills Bills Bills . I guess my question should have been whats the biggest bang for my buck upgrade? My guess is the SSD, but thats why im asking the experts, so im not relying on my guess.