I would like to beef up my system because I want to buy cs6 and want my system to be able to handle photo and HD video editing! I do not play alot of games but would like to be able to after my system's hardware upgrade! I can also upgrade to windows 7 but just haven't done that yet...if needed?
The product specs page tells me what processor I can upgrade to but is there other better processors I can use? Like an icore 7? Also are there different types of memory (RAM) that I can use (is there better brands?)
I would like to add as much ram as possible and anything else I need to speed this thing up.
Like a better processor or anything else that you the "Experts" thing I should! I do not have the money to buy a whole new system but I can add stuff every few weeks or so! If I need to add anymore info please let me know.
I am a tinkerer so doing the work isn't a problem, I just want to add the best stuff I can! thanks Bobby
If I sale this computer then my budget is about $1000 or $500 if I upgrade this one. I could spend more if need be!
I would sell your system intact instead of upgrading or part it out. You'll have to replace so much stuff that it would be cheaper to wait for a deal online. The other reason is that the original vista software only works with a geniune HP motherboard. Trust me; I've tried using the old software on my compaq system. HP may have some terrific closeout deals in Jan; saw one for $167 last year for a complete system, and it sold out in minutes. Sell it first if you want to build your own and add the $$ to your budget. Here's a few suggestions: