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September 30, 2012 10:08:31 PM

I'm badly in need of an upgrade. My current computer can't handle my day to day applications. Won't be buying monitor but I am looking at moving up to a better board, cpu, and memory, I'll also be updating to windows 7 as well.
Price $300-400.
As it stands now I have to reboot a few times each day to regain memory and speed.
I have an old AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ , VIA K8M400 2GB memory currently.
I've already brought the startup programs to a bare minimum and my board can't take any more memory.
I use this for stock trading and typically have 3 or 4 applications open at once while I multi-task including one program that scans stock charts. While the market is open, I'll usually find myself rebooting at least 3 times so as to regain some speed. I might also like the option to do some future video editing but not now. What do you all think would be a good use of resources regarding board and cpu?

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September 30, 2012 10:13:11 PM

You have to remember after upgrading to Windows 7 you will be left with 200-300$.
September 30, 2012 10:16:33 PM

Sorry, I should have said to assume this is just for the hardware only.
September 30, 2012 11:18:10 PM

i3 2100 + H77 mobo + 4GB(2x2) RAM. Where are you buying/pricing from?