The major reason for the upgrade is that every so often, my computer freezes. This is usually during game play, or watching videos.
Here is a list of what my computer has;
CPU - Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
Motherboard - ASUSTek P4SD-LA
RAM - 1 GB PC3200 DDR
Video Card - Radeon 9200MEC AGP 8x with 128MB video memory and TV-Out
Sound Card - SB Live! Audio [B800]
HDD - 320 GB SATA
OS - Windows XP Home Edition
The RAM and the HDD are not the original, and the sound card was added by me (took out the internet modem to make room).
A few concerns I have is that it may not be cooled enough, and that I may not have a decent enough power supply. So here are a few things that I feel like upgrading sooner rather then later;
Motherboard - I want to upgrade to PCI Express (I want to stay with Intel)
Video Card - I want to upgrade to PCI Express with at least 512MB
Computer case - Either get a decent Mid Tower or upgrade to a Full Tower with good circulation
Cooling System - I don't currently have anything but the cheap fan already installed
PSU - I've changed my hardware so I suspect I need something better
If you need more info on what I already have, just tell me. Also, is there a way to tell what type of power supply I have without opening the computer?
Edit - As for my computer usage... I do a little bit of gaming on this computer, which has mainly been Starcraft. That is because my computer would freeze a lot with other games. So I would like to play some free MMORPG's and possibly something like Bioshock. However, gaming isn't all that important to me since I have stuff like the PS3 and the Wii to take care of my gaming needs. I watch A LOT of video's on my desktop, which is why I have 320 GB of storage. Also, I use it for multitasking with things like music, microsoft office, and programming. I usually have my desktop wired for internet, and everything else wireless using a wireless router.
Edited by Granz00, 28 March 2008 - 01:21 AM.