So I have had the same desktop for 4 years now which I bought barebones and slowly added more and more components too. However I now feel it is time to upgrade many of the origional components (Athlon CPU and Motherboard particulary.)
I have about $700-1000 to spend and my hope is to have a performance machine to last me for a couple years to come.
I want to purchase a new case, power supply, Intel CPU (prob e8800), motherboard (prob want to overclock), RAM (currently have 3 256mb), Graphics Card (prob nvidia), and possibly fans and/or watercooling to keep the system at max performance.
I already have a DVD +/- RW and CD/DVD drive and also a decent soundblaster 24bit 5.1 sound card, monitor, mouse/keyboard etc.
I dont really want this PC for gaming just for general everyday internet and photoshop use. Also I am undecided if I should stick with XP or upgrade to Vista. However I do want to get the best bang for my buck and something that will last for at least 2-3 years.
Preferably I would also like to use this as a Home entertainment PC which allows me to install a TV-tuner and have HDMI out capabilities, as well as firewire/SATA. I dont know if this is possible but I also would like a small compact case (maybe micro/mini ATX) as the computer will most likely be out in the open, so it has to look not to gaudy (ie flashes colors etc.)
Let me know what you guys think would be my best purchases at this moment in time 02/26/08.
Thanks for any help, I owe you one
Edited by Primevi1, 26 February 2008 - 01:29 PM.