Yep, time for me to take my pc one notch higher. thing is, i only have 46$ right now, although im selling some of my stuff to my cousin, so after that ill have a grand total of 311$ and i will be out a motherboard\graphics card. this means i wont have a pc for a while
. hopefully wont be too long.
here is my planned upgrades
its got everything i want for the next couple of years. it has phenom support so when the spring time comes and i have a job again, i can upgrade to that. also it has PCI-E 2.0 so i will have the latest video card interface aswell. its DDR2 1066 standard so when i stick my DDR2 800 in there ill have some head room
it should OC my 3600+ past my previous record of 2.7ghz, since it was my chipset that was holding me back. also it has 8 channel audio\digital out which will save me money on a sound card (im not overly concerned about the quality)
only concerns is the chipset cooling as D-Lew pointed out. since im going to OC the crap outta my hardware. think its worth investing in some better cooling?
enough said here, good improvement over my 8800GTS although its gonna cost me 40$ in the end to get from my 8800GTS to a 8800GT, it should last me longer. ill also be able to try out the new PCI-E 2.0 platform when i pair this up with my motherboard.
if i get my new monitor for x-mas my build will be 100% complete. i cant wait til i get my lil paws on that GT. i feel slightly spoiled almost, although this whole computer minus the gifts have come from my blood\sweat\tears