I would consider my self a novice at computer building, and my apologies if I have posted this in the wrong forums but I have a few questions for you all.
First, I was able to put my computer together myself but have never really understood what makes computers "tick" or how to really tune and upgrade them. Are there any resources you could recommend that I could study? I enjoy building them and want to be able to overclock, troubleshoot, and generally tinker with them.
Wolfdale 8200 3.2ghz
4gb Crucial Ballistix
GeForce GTX 460
Win XP SP3
150 GB HD
Second, I built my computer almost two years ago but it is starting to show her age and I would like to be able to upgrade without spending massive amounts of money to rebuild the whole thing. Can you help me identify any bottlenecks I have with my setup and how could I go about streamlining or supercharging my comp. (individual upgrades or existing modifications etc...)
And Third, I am wanting to get a SSD for my OS and probably to install Diablo III on when the time comes. I would like to add a 1TB HD for primary storage. So how can I go about transferring WinXP to the SSD and couple this to my new primary Hard drive? How can I transfer all my files over to the new drive from the old? Is it time to upgrade to Win 7 or 8?
Thank you all for the advice I may receive, my apologies for the gigantic wall of text.
Edited by SkyhawkCaptain, 13 November 2011 - 11:31 PM.