Well, it's getting towards christmas again, which is usually around the time I upgrade my PC. I'm still happy with my overall performance from my last build, aside from my CPU (Which i've had for 2 years now... so time for an upgrade anyways!)
This is my current rig:
abit IP35 PRO (Can use 45nm CPU's, 1333 FSB)
2gb of PC6400 Corsair Memory running Dual Channel
XFX Alpha Dog 8800GT 512mb
Corsair HX-620W PSU
Seagate Barracuda 500gb SATAII HDD
Pentium D (950 or 945... it's 3.4Ghz, that's what I know)
I guess i'm looking for a Quad core CPU, but that's not definate. I'd probably be happy with an E8500/8600..
Anyway, it's been a while since i've been looking into PC upgrades and i'm kind of behind on all the news. I was so surprised when I saw all the new chipsets (I hadn't seen anything past the P45 ). I'm not sure what's good value right now, what's good for what, and I don't really want a Q6600 (Q6700 maybe...).
So, i'm looking for some advice on what CPU is good value these days, overclocking is fine with me (I run my 3.4Ghz Pentium D up to 3.8 most of the time )