I need some advice on upgrading my CPU. If I could get a recommendation of CPU and mobo that would be fantastic. Here's the pertinent information:
Current CPU/Mobo/Mem: Duo E5200 2.50 GHz, 3GB of DDR3 1333 RAM, Intel DG41WV mATX mobo
PSU: 550W OS: XP (will upgrade to Win 7)
Gfx: Nvidia 8800GT (am planning to upgrade to at least a Radeon 5770/6770 or higher soon
Drives: 2 optical, 2 SATA HD Internal Cards: 1 sound card
Case: Can fit full size mobos, plenty ventilation
Usage: Mostly gaming, web browsing and music playing
Budget: $300 Max (for CPU/Mobo, will buy gfx later) prefer less than $200 if possible
I was recommended the 2120 with a H61 mobo, which does fit my needs. If the board could include Wifi that would be awesome but it's not a must have. Any recommendations or feedback would be greatly appreciated.
The GTX 460 are like $130-135 after MIR so I'm not including them in the list. That is the list of 6770. If you want the HD 5770 I think it's around $120 before MIR and $100 afterward. There's probably a few dollar shipping too. Hope this gets you on the right track.