This is pretty much going to turn into an opinion forum, but I need that right now. I just recieved the computer below on Wednesday and have been thinking about upgrades already. The problem is, I'm also saving money for books (I leave for my freshman year of college in the fall) so I can probably only upgrade one or maybe two things max.
My video card I was expecting greatness and was let down, that's my fault. On Newegg, the RADEON X800XT is only $174, but that won't be the first upgrade if I upgrade at all.
The second choice is a new sound card, like a X-FI XtremeMusic or an Audigy ZS something. About $70-$100 right?
The third choice is stick another gig of RAM in the sucker and boost it up to 2 gigs.
Now, before you make these decisions, keep this in mind: This is my "college computer" and my intended major is graphic design, so at the moment, I'm thinking that the RAM should be first, then video card, then sound card. Also keep in mind, only one of these will be chosen considering books and college in general are hella' expensive, and with tuition (after $11k scholarship a year) being about $18k, my parents will need all the help they can get sending me there.
Thanks a lot!