Updating my system; advice welcomed.
I'm currently running the following set-up.
AMD AthlonXP 2500+ Barton
ASUS A7N8X Deluxe Motherboard
1GB Corsair XMS PC3200 CAS2 2-2-2-6
120GB WD 7200RPM HD
250GB Seagate 7200RPM HD
ATI Radeon 9800PRO 128MB
Antec 480w PSU
I was thinking of upgrading to an Athlon64 3200+ Venice, but I can't decide if I'd really see that much of a performance boost over the Barton, or if it's as easy to OC as the Barton. Of course, I'd also have to get a new motherboard, and I was thinking of getting the BIOSTAR TForce6100-939, which is a budget board, but has a lot of great reviews. I think my 1GB of memory should be fine for now. I mostly use my computer for gaming and web browsing. I don't really go nuts with gaming, so having the BEST graphics isn't really too much of a concern. I want the best speed/performance. Any suggestions for upgrading? Or thoughts on the upgrades I want to purchase? Any input would be appreciated.