I have about 2 solid years of gaming left with my current schedule. My wife and I will be trying for a little one about this time next year so i imagine my gaming time will be vastly reduced. With that said i am trying to see how far $500 will take me into 2012. Below is my current build along with what i will be using the computer for. Let me know your thoughts and thanks!
Purpose (Ranked in Order of Most important to least):
World of Warcraft
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136073
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ...
Item #: N82E16817139006
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129021
Here is my idea of what i should spend the $500 on:
-Customer Choice Award Winner EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card -
-Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) -
Think that's a wise choice?
Keep in mind i primarily play multiplayer online with friends. I hate being the last guy to load every game and always holding my friends up (why i went with the SSD). Im also trying to decide if that graphics card is a big enough upgrade over the 4850x2.
I don't know if you have 64bit Windows or not but to be able to use 8gb of ram you would need it. The total for this upgrade is $559.96 and that includes the OS if you need it. Maybe you can apply for a budget extension? The video card that you have is at the same level as the GTX 560Ti so in order to do a video uograde you would have to go with a GTX 580.