I will start with saying I am a complete amateur and any advise I get will be more than welcom and (hopeully) valuable.
I have an existing PC which I think might have one or two decent components, but these components (the good, the bad and the ugly ones) have been borrowed and purchased at different times and now is the time to give this machine a new start.
I currently have the following:
CPU: Intel Core i7 CPU 860 @ 2.8 GHz (L2 CacheSize: 1024)
Board: BIOSTAR Group TP55
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
MEMORY: 2 x 4GB SDRAM
HARDDISK: SAMSUNG HD200HJ ATA Devce (TurboPC)
GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
As mentioned already, I am a compete amateur so I am unsure of the above info is sufficient to give me some advise on what is worthy tokeep and what can be tossed on the heap.
I am using the computer today mainly for phtoshop and Vegas Movie Sudio HD so i would liketo have somethig that can perform well. I m running Windows 7 Ultimate.
Please lt me have some thoughts and avise on what I should be looking at.
there all parts that still have some life to them. i hold off on replacing the cpu/mb till next year or the year after when haswell comes out the i7 you have still fine for photo and games as you have 8g of ram with it. i het a 128g sata for my boot drive and another hard drive when you get the cash just make the ssd the boot drive with windows and photo/video edit software on it.
i have the 250 video card it not a bad card...the one up from that is the 550ti and the 560ti till the 660ti comes out.
Thanks very much for the response geofelt.
I will de3finately look into the SSD as an alternative. Question though, the drives seem to be relatively small...only up to about 256 Gb. Do youonly use this for the operating system and day to day files? Would I then keep the old HDD for the storage of all Music, Photos and Videos?
And one or two other questions from your mail:
- Is all RAM equal? Are certain brnads better than others etc?
- A reccomendation on a Motherboard upgrade for the CPU I have?