My computer's getting a tad outdated, well I think at least. It's in my sig, so there are the specs (the desktop).
Xmas is obviously coming up, and my birthday (December 4th, get me a gift...
), so there's money going to be involved soon.
I wish I could game. I want to play Crysis again, and not on my stupid 15" Westinghouse monitor.
So yea, I need a new monitor, preferrably 22" (19" will do, however...). It doesn't have to be 2ms or whatever, I don't really need an amazing response time, my monitor's is like 500 millenniums probably. Are there any good monitors out there for like 200 that I could get?
Also, vid card. I was looking at the 4850, since I don't really think I need the 4870... Are there better cards for the price than the 4850?
RAM... will 2gb do? I'm still on XP, but I'm planning on going to vista...
I also need a DVD drive... Mine died, so I need a burner. I don't want blu-ray. I don't care about light scribe. Just something that won't die on me and is cheap-ish.
CPU... should I keep the e4300 now? (I am guaranteed a job in the spring, and will obviously be making money then)
Motherboard... I'm still stuck on 965p. In my opinion, it's fine, but what do you guys think?
My power supply... Xcilio 500 watts... It's been running amazing, and no problems. could it handle a 4850, though? (It ran an x1900xtx perfectly fine).
Also, random question, is it alright to leave your computer on 24/7? I'll leave mine on for like 3 weeks straight (The temps are fine, cpu idles at like 33C and the case/hdd's are like 37).