Ok, somehow through the wonders of the work computer I ended up posting this in the "UK/Ireland" Tom's Hardware forum.
So I figured I would correct that and post it here.
Ok, for starters I am not a really "ultra new game" gamer. Or at least I am not at this point due to my PC. . . I am "rocking" a single core AMD processor, 2GB ram, AGP video card.
Ok ok I need the upgrade I know.
The thing is the computer has done well by me playing what I want to play and doing what I want to do for about 5 years now. It's a dino, but a good one (housetrained and everything)
However my motherboard's hard drive controller is starting to go so, having saved up, I am going to do a little upgrading. (I have upgraded the PSU in the last two years as a result of the old one's death).
So, with the above in mind here's what I am thinking. . .
Approximate Purchase Date: 2-3 weeks depending on cost
Budget Range: $800 – $1000 or so
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet surfing, home office use
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, PSU (coolmax CUG-700B), speakers, monitor, case, secondary hard drive (WD green 2TB sata 3/gbs),
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: Other than Western Digital for the HD I’m open to most anything
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Additional Comments: Here’s what I am thinking at this point parts wise. . .