I built my computer a few years ago now, and it's starting to get quite out of date (CPU especially, it's even older than the rest)
Here it is:
CPU: Pentium D 950 3.4GHz
Mobo: abit IP-35 Pro
Video Card: XFX nVidia 8800GT
Memory: 2GB of DDR2, dual channel
HDD: 1TB 7200rpm Seagate
PSU: Corsair HX-620w
And that's about all that's important.
Basically, there are a few games coming out this year that i'd like to get and play well (Crysis 2, Battlefield 3, etc) and i'm thinking of giving this rig an upgrade. I guess i'm looking at some advice & guidance as to what is good value for money these days - I don't want to spend a lot, but i'm willing to spend a decent sort of amount.
-- I live in Australia, so i'll be buying everything over here. I'm in Melbourne so preferably a store I can actually go to (PCCG is quite close, for example)
-- All of my peripherals are good and I don't need any. I have a brand new case with all of it's fan slots taken, so no need for a case or fans. I have a dvd burner already, it's a little dodgy but it still does the trick. No need to upgrade it just yet.
-- I'm quite willing to overclock the CPU (Not GPU though, i've had no experience with that) so keep that in mind.
-- What sort of PSU is needed in a powerful modern system? My 620w is more than enough for what I have now, but would it be enough after the upgrade?
I'm hoping to spend maybe somewhere around AUD$800, but it's not exactly a set limit. If you don't feel I need to spend that much, then by all means don't feel compelled to use it all
Cheers for reading,