with all the new technology that has come out within the last year or so, my computer seems more quickly out of date, then it used to be when i would upgrade.
the specs of my current computer are in my signature. i generally play new computer games, so a fast computer is pretty important to me, not so much for frame rates, but just to be able to play at "high quality" settings and still maintain a decent frame rate.
i'm not looking to spend a ton of money, but i don't want to skip out on important hardware that will make a significant impact on my performance.
i was looking at this for a processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562
trying to spread the money out a little, instead of buying one really expensive processor
i'm not really happy with my Abit, my first one came DOA. i was thinking MSI or DFI, i've heard good things about both. the only things they must have is, onboard LAN/SATA/USB2.0, and pref Firewire but not a must. i was hoping for suggestions with this pick.
i'm an ATI guy and i try not to skip out on my graphics card so i was think http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814195002
i just want to get one at first, then i'll get another when i have the money for SLI, i assume i can run off one card at first?
and last, a new power supply. i have a smartpower right now, which is not very good, so i was thinking of upgrading to this 550w truepower. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931
i was planning on keeping everything else and throwing it into the new machine; RAM, 2x250gig HD, SATA DVD-RW, Audigy 2, Mid-Tower, 19" LCD
so basically i'm looking for some input on my choices and just advice as to wether it's worth upgrading right now, or to wait until the technology matures a little more.