So here I am, the computer is on its last leg, playing AION at high frame rates but getting alot of chop. Time for a new one I suppose and this is what I have in mind.
Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Black ATX Mid Tower - 144.99
ASUS M4A77TD Pro AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard- 89.99
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit - 134.99
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor - 102.00
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7- 59.99
Sony Optiarc DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model AD-7241S-0B LightScribe Support - OEM 33.99
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 74.99
All this for just under 700$
Since I already have a PCI-e BFG 9800 GTOC I am just going to move it to the new machine. Also another thing I am curious about, with xmas sales coming soon should I just purchase a Quad Core? Will I see a noticeable difference in performance or longevity getting a quad core over a dual core?
Any suggestions or insight on any of the products listed above would be appreciated. Will be ordering on Cyber Monday.
Thanks in advance for reading/posting.
Edited by tdub, 22 October 2009 - 08:50 PM.