System Usage from Most to Least Important: AutoCad 2009-12, Sketchup, Office environment.
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: I have keyboard, mouse, DVD-drive, monitor, and plenty of cases to choose from.
Do you need to buy OS: Got Retail Win 7 64bit
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com where ever as long as they are a reliable company.
Parts Preferences: by brand or type No matter
SLI or Crossfire: probably not with this budget
Your Monitor Resolution: unknown, it's a acer 22" or a dell 22"
Additional Comments: I don't need HD space, all files are saved on the company server, so enough space for programs and OS will do just fine. This is only 2d CAD work, I don't need a rendering GPU or anything like that. I need a reliable none sluggish system. Would like at least 6-8 gig of RAM and no less than 4-core CPUs. Really that's all I need.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Dell P4 system is far out-dated for AutoCad 2009 and they hope to upgrade to 2012 soon.