Originally posted by dRgreen
what are you using your computer for?
how long before you plan on upgrading again?
have you picked out other parts yet (gpu,psu,ram)?
I will be using the computer for some coding, running MATLAB, watching DVDs possibly. Little to no gaming - not a big gamer. The occasional photo editing in Photoshop. I do multitask a lot and I hate when the computer lags when I have a lot of things running.
It will probably be a few years before I upgrade I imagine, unless there is a desperate need before hand. Right now all I have is a Dell Inspiron 8000 with a p3 900 mhz, 5 years old.
The following is one possible setup I had...
Motherboard Tyan Thunder k8we $417.00
Processor AMD 4400 x2 dUal $490.00
Hard Drive Maxtor 250gb 7200 $88.00
Memory (2) 512 Crucial $127.98
Video Card Radeon 9600xt $79.00
CD-Drive #1 Plextor 740a black $55.00
CD-Drive #2 Sony DVD-ROM $22.00
Floppy N/A w/ case
Power Supply Included w/ case
Case Antec Titan 550 $171.00