I'm a graphic designer and I need to upgrade my pc to get a faster speed.
I work with large format file.
this is my current system.
I don't mind paying for something that can help me save time.
Please let me know what I can upgrade to get a faster speed.
Power Supply ( 650 Watt -- Power Supply )
Processor ( [New !!] Intel® Core™ i7 920 Processor (4x 2.66GHz/8MB L3 Cache) )
Processor Cooling ( Asetek Liquid CPU Cooling Fan System Kit )
Motherboard ( Asus P6T SE Intel X58 Chipset CrossFire Supported w/7.1 Sound, Triple-Channel DDR3, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, Triple PCI-E MB )
Memory ( 16 GB [2 GB X3] DDR3-1333 )
Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce 9400GT 1GB w/DVI + TV Out Video )
Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA )
Hard Drive ( 1 TB WESTERN DIGITAL HARD DRIVE)
2nd Hard Drive (500 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache])
External Hard Drives [USB 2.0/eSATA] ( None )
CD/DVD Drive ( None )
CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( [** Special !!! ***] LG 22X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Black )
Sound Card ( 5 IN 1 )
Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
Monitor ( LCD Monitor [--- Special ---] 20.1" LCD 16:10 Wide WSXGA HD(HDCP) Monitor Support DVI Video up to 1080P(HDMI) )
USB 2.0 Accessories ( Built-in USB 2.0 Ports )
Operating System ( Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit )
External Wireless Network Adapter ( LinkSys WUSB54G 802.11g 54Mbps Wireless USB Adapter )
did you overclock your 920 yet? free way to get more performance
id also overclock the video card but its not as much of a gain.
if you are looking for a rebuild, heres what i would do
-keep the power supply if its a decent brand such as from corsair or seasonic
-keep the ram. 1333mhz is still good
-cooler doesnt work since the mounting system from 1366 is different from 1155 sockets. unless you somehow have a set of 1156 mounting brackets
-you can still salvage the hard drives but i added a SSD boost system performance
-included a quadro card as its the GPU that does most of the graphical work.