Itching to upgrade... tell me what to do
MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 at 2.4GHz
3GB (3x1GB) DDR2 800
XFX GeForce 6800 256MB 256-bit Nvidia PCI Express x16
Antec Earthwatts 650 watt PSU (just replaced)
2x 250GB WD 7200RPM HDD
Win7 RC 32bit
I've currently got this hooked up to two 22" monitors (1680x1050) and want to add a third, possibly larger monitor. I don't game at all, but have many apps going at once and average at least 6 hours a day of work (including weekends) at this system per day.
Couple of questions about upgrading...
I know my CPU is a little old, so would you guys suggest replacing it with an Intel Q9650, or would I be better served by replacing the MOBO and CPU together in an upgrade to the 1366 socket and i7?
What is the weak point in my system? What would you replace first?
To power three monitors, should I go with two separate cards, or should I get one of the higher end cards that has two DVI outputs and one HDMI output?