Ok, I'm in a little situation. I want to upgrade my PC, however, I'm not really sure what to get. I need only four things, maybe five. I need...
- A new Motherboard
- A new Processor
- A new Video Card
- And new RAM
- And possibly a new Hard Drive
Now, I definetly want to go with an Intel Processor, because once Conroe comes out I'm definetly buying it. And I don't want to wait 3 more months to make the switch to DDR2 once Socket AM2 comes out. So, with that said, I have NO idea what I should do.
I was thinking of buying a Pentium 4 630 Prescott, or an 805 Pentium D Smithfield. The Pentium D 805 Smithfield is cheaper, plus, it's Dual-Core. So I'm not to sure what to buy in terms of the CPU.
Also, I want to get a PCI-Express video card, preferably ATI. I was thinking of an ATI Radeon X850XT, although I may end up purchasing an X1600PRO 512MB. This is still in debate though.
One thing I definetly am getting is DDR2 memory! I was thinking of this...
Because it seems reliable, it's cheap, and it's a Dual-Channel kit.
I don't want to go Balls-Out on this upgrade, because once Conroe comes out I'll probably have to purcahse a new mothboard, because I don't think that there's any Conroe-Ready motherboards out there...
So, I come to you guys. I've put together many possibilities, about 7 or so machines, however, I want to know if you guys can come up with something better! Also, if anyone knows of a Conroe-Ready motherboard, please, use it(!) regardless of price!
I want this system to be no more then $400, although, I'm willing to go to a maximum of $450. Liek I said, I just want this new system to give me DDR2 memory, and PCI-Express. And please, DO NOT suggest an AMD system to me. I do not want to go with an AMD system, because right noe they do not offer any platform using DDR2 memory, that is until June 6th, which for me is to long of a wait. So, let's see what you guys can bring to the table!