the point is I have around $550.00 dollars I can spend to upgrade my pc.
My Current System Specs
Amd Phenom 2 x4 970 Oc'd to 3850 mhz.
4gb DDR2 1066 mhz dual channel 5-5-5-15
low profile palit geforce gts 450
1 600 gb hd
1 40gb ssd
My main focus is playing the new Rift planes of telara game and others like crysis, world of warcraft, metro 2033. And alot more, I play basically everything.
I also eventually want to run 3 monitors and stretch my resolution across all the screens.
I have my grocery list, but what I can do is skimp on the extra 4gb of ram, and use that towards a new psu thats sli certified for my future dual card system, get the psu, sell this boosterx5 to my local gaming store for 30% off of what I paid. (They might even buy the 480 off me too.) and basically get around 100 dollars back and then possible upgrade to 8gb of ram, but I plan to get a new motherboard for ddr3 ram and the possability of keeping my x4 970 but also have a board I can place a x6 in later in the future, also a board with sli. So right now I am just really lost, I plan to buy
1 Evga GTX Super Clocked 570
Razer Naga Mouse
and either 4gb more ram (To total 8gb ddr2 1066)
Or go for the psu and sell the 480 and booster and possbily get my 100 dollars back and then buy the 4gb upgrade for 70 dollars,
sell the booster and crap 480w. neither of those belong in a solid machine build, imho. i seriously doubt you would notice the difference between 4 and 8gb of ram, so save some cash untill you buy a new mobo/ddr3 (for which 4gb is still more than adequate)
if you want to run SLI, youre limited to nvidia chipset motherboards. imho anything after the nforce2 chipset is junk. AMD's alternatives are far more attractive as far as mobo's for AMD CPU's go, unfortunately they dont natively support SLI, only crossfire.