Advice For $1,000 Upgrade
It's been about 5 years, so I figured it was about time to update. I've done a little research but not sure about what would be the best for the money. I need a Motherboard, CPU, Ram, and Video Card. Here is a vague list of what I was thinking.
AMD x2 3800+
Motherboard not sure, but a lot of slots and SLI
Ram not sure, something good for overclocking
Other stuff I might need to upgrade at some point, but won't be apart of the $1,000 budget.
Hard drive 7300rpm or something (not sure if that's slow or not)
Sound blaster audigy2 nx (external, connects through USB)
Cooling for overclocking, kind of want water cooling not sure about noise difference or affect it'd have.
Main concern I was having, was if I should go cheap on processor and upgrade later, or go cheap on video card and upgrade that later. I'm not sure if not having the 512mb ram would hinder my performance later on, in which case, would buying another 7900gt put me at par. I don't want to have to do any major upgrading for another 4 years or so. Thanks for your input.