sold my fx-53 and my old socket A setup on ebay, so that adds up to about 530. I also have 100 dollars saved up that was origionally for airsoft.
So with 630 dollars I obviously needed a new processor.
I went and purchased a Opteron 165 off ebay. It is one of the weaker steppings (ccbwe 0607upbw) but the cool thing was that I got it for 296 dollars shipped. I plan on using the chip for about a year and selling my whole system later.
This leaves me with 330 dollars to spend on other upgrades. Some of the things that I thought of was:
-Lian Li Case under $150
-OCZ Modstream PSU
-New Video Card
I have a pair of DDR500 OCZ ram coming back from RMA in about 2 weeks, so I will be selling the Hyper X rams I have right now. I will also be selling my 6600GT. That is an extra 150+ dollars I can use towards a new video card.
You guys have any suggestions on what else I should get or what I should revise.
I thought I wanted a gaming machine but I realized I'm not much of a gamer seeing as to how I can't afford games. I am into video and image editing. So my new setup should be a good choice.
G. Skill 4GB(2x2GB) DDR800
eVGA 8800GTS 320MB
super pi: 1m=20s