Alright 1st off. The price tag I am looking for this upgrade is under $300 give or take $20
I'm upgrading a Emachines T5088...its upgraded as much as it can be currently...
This upgrade in the end will most likely change everything that makes it what it already was.
Now what I would like is opinions. I have been studying the A+ Comptia PDF I have and will know what your talking about for the most part. So dont be afraid to get technical.
Now I will post the links to the upgrade compents Im thinking about giving.
This computer will be MOSTLY for playing World of Warcraft...BUT also video editing and making Machinima Videos and Photoshop.
The video card is not great, but for $30 ok.
The Regor is 65 watt, do not know if that matters.
Athlon II X3 435 is $72 , if you can afford the heat in your case (80 watt), for $10 you get an extra core and "lose" 100 GHz, you intend to overclock anyway.
If you are lucky you might unlock another core.
Probably the best thing to do is order a Corsair CX430 $45 w $10 rebate since the gpu will be the bottle neck.
Combo deals could shave some dollars, look close.
You do not mention Operating System, TECHNICALLY your OS is tied to the mothertboard.
Research OEM vs Full Version if you haven't already.