can be done with a relatively small budget to it.
What I'm running is W7 with:
Core 2 Duo 6400 (old, I know, I've overclocked it a lot, but as the system is unstable even without overclocks, the clock keeps resetting - so it's running stock or maybe even underclocked all the time! For some reason each BSOD seems to do that, so I've finally given up and left it)
A couple of old 7200 RPM HDDs (total capacity c. 500GB)
6GB of pretty fast and decent RAM (to go with the heavy overclock, can't remember the brand)
Radeon 6870 HD
I was thinking of a 120 GB SSD (perhaps an OCZ Agility 3) to improve my load times, as well as a potential CPU upgrade.
I can't remember my MB rev (I'm writing from a library, as I'm suffering from a Trojan attack, and am offline).
But in general, are there any worthy CPU upgrades for that old MB? If not, I might just hold off until I run into real problems, as a MB switch is a more drastic and annoying operation for me. The system has been chugging along with 1 or 2 GPU upgrades since the beginning of 2007 I think.
Do you have any recommendations? I don't have a professional use for the pc, mainly a gaming and internet use, plus a lot of PDF handling.
Edited by Zelekendel, 16 September 2012 - 07:18 AM.