I run 2 computers in my home. Primary is a gaming PC used by me for Web Browsing, Light Photo Editing, Work from Home, FPS (CoD), WoWarcraft, RTS (SC2). Secondary is used by my wife primarily to work from home and some web browsing and playing internet games. Secondary machine had it's Mobo and possibly other components crap out on me. I have to decide whether to spend $200-300 plus time to patch up her machine and upgrade mine in 12-18 months or spend $1,200 to upgrade mine and give my old machine to her.
My main concern is do I get enough value for $1,200 now to see a serious increase in gaming/multitasking etc or am I better off waiting and patching her computer up? Here is what the primary machine is running..