I have a...
Soyo fire dragon mobo
512 ddr266 ram
Intel pentium 4 2.4
Geforce4 128mb ti4200 (yea its old)
160 gig ide and a 320 gig ide Hardrives
I have read a lot of posts on dual cores, quad cores, intel vs. AMD,
single cores vs. dual cores etc.....
I would like to build a new machine, but I am wondering when is a good time. I understand there is usually never a better time then aby because the ongoing speed of newer and better things being released, but I know there are good times when something major comes that makes other things drop dramtically like new CPU's and different socket types. I plan on gaming with the most recent games, some media work like dvd editing and authoring, and I plan on having Vista (depending on compatability issues) when it comes out. I know these requirements, mainly the games and vista, will require a more top of the line machine.
I would be looking at getting a new...
Mobo, memory, CPU, video card, and PSU.
I really would not like to invest in new HD's because I have a 360 and a 160 gig ide hds. So my new mobo will have to except ide drives. I have heard most Sata mobos also except ide as well from another post although their not as fast. I have around $800.
My question is... For what I want to do and for the sake of future proofing to get the most of the system down the road, when would be the best time to build a new system? Any suggestions on components? Thanks for the insight in advance guys/gals.