I started noticing when picking up some of the newer games that I was having to run them at medium to low settings to avoid bad FPS. I also started to notice that having a few Mozilla tabs open was eating a lot of the RAM I had available and causing my computer to go extremely slow. I was going to just upgrade my RAM and add another 2GB but realized it was probably time to upgrade.
Approximate Purchase Date: Today
Budget Range: 600-700
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Working (Visual Studio), Video Editing
Parts Not Required: Keyboard/Mouse/Monitor/OS/Speakers/Hard Drive
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: Listed Below
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: NONE
Asus P5B-E Motherboard
2GB (4x512MB DDR2)
Intel E8400 CPU
Total comes to a little less than 700$. I am just going to pull the rest of what I need from my current machine and probably sell it on Craigs list.
So any feedback you guys can give prior to me ordering would be appreciated. Obviously I am not looking to build the absolute best machine possible, as these things get outdated so fast now, it isn't worth building a 2000$ machine.