Long time no see! Well, you get the point but anyway . .
I haven't been on the forums for quite some time now as School Started up, SAT studying etc. I've been saving up money all summer long and I just hit about $550 or slightly more.
I was thinking of getting a laptop - HP's Dv2z
That laptop is just a bit bigger than a netbook and can actually game quite well but I'm getting that for Christmas . . .
I see the Anouncement that the forums being updated, GREAT! I think quite a bit of flaming will disappear once that update is complete.
And now to the meat of my new sorta come back post!
I got thinking today and I decided I wanted to update my computer. I'm still playing WoW and what's sad is with my AMD 5600+ X2 Windsor CPU at 3Ghz I get slight lag when I switch to other windows. (I play WoW windowed so I can get to firefox etc)
Big budget - 600 Bucks
Well, there was a big bummer for me when I found out that the new 5870's are coming out and I'm looking and there looking fricken amazing! Puts my 4870 to shame(Wonder if I can crossfire a 4870 with a 5870 >.>). A price speculation from one site is a 1GB card for Less than $400 and a 2GB card for $450. I'm hoping for lower prices but that's not happening . . .
Anyway . . . my setup right now is -
Asus M2N32 SLI WiFi Motherboard
A AMD X2 5600+ Athlon Windsor @ 3.0Ghz
2Gb of DDR2 RAM at 860Mhz
Win 7 - 64 bit
1.25TB HDD space ^.^
I'm thinking of doing a whole Motherboard swap-out to a AMD Phenom II X4 955 with new shiny 4GB of DDR3 memory.
Just wanting some discussion/controversey/advice for the following build parts -
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition & ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard Combo Deal
As for DDR3 Memory, I wanted to get 4GB of any type of DDR3 RAM with a 6 Cas Latency but I'm not sure if there really is a big difference between higher Cas Latency's etc. I'm still looking, but please recommend me one if you have one in mind.
I also have one more question - When I switch out my motherboard, will I have to do anything with my current Window's installations? Like reformat etc? I have enough space to back up all my things, just want to know what to expect.
Haven't you guys missed my long posts? xD