So if I go the new build route, a SSD would be essential? I still fee that SSD is a bit too expensive though.
I suppose a whole new build is the only solution, I'll probably go with i5 though, I can't afford i7 CPU. As long as I can multi-task on my desktop in a practical way I'll be ok.
I guess I'll stick to GTS250 for another year or so, then get a 6xx series GPU to take advantage of PCIE 3.0 that my new mobo will have.