My PC just died after 4 years of faithful service..I'm looking to build a new PC over the next 2 months or so slowly so I can still use it in the mean time. The motherboard is the only thing that died. I'd ideally like to keep my video card until I can afford a new one, will my power supply (500w) be fine in the mean time until I upgrade the video card?
Approximate Purchase Date: Over the next 2 months
Budget Range: around $1000 after rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly gaming, surfing the web as well. I'd like to be able to run new games for the next few years.
Parts Not Required: As of now I am only going to upgrade the motherboard, CPU, and RAM. I'm keeping my video card (8500 GTX), power supply (it's 500W, do I need to upgrade it now or just wait until i get a new video card?), DVD drive, hard drive, monitor, and case.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, open to other sites as well