My old rig was going under anyway, and I was going to update in a year or so. But, when I split with my boyfriend, he took his clothes, his shampoo, and my
computer with him. So, it looks like I am going to be updating sooner rather than later.
I have an acrylic ATX case from a friend to use and I am trying to get a new mobo, processor, ram, and video card set up for $1000-1200 USD. Whatever I do is going to have to last me. I am kind of looking at this as an investment - my own personal happiness 401K.
So far I am thinking:
Mobo:Abit KN8 Ultra ATX
CPU:AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800
RAM:OCZ Performance 2GB DDR400
Searching around I have not heard much, pro or con about the motherboard. Any input would be great.
Also, I am an overclocking newbie ( I was just beginning to experiment with my old pc) But, I have been bitten by the bug. I read that the 3800 is the dual-core with the most headroom for overclocking, but I am not so sure on my RAM choice
Any suggestions would be appreciated.