I know relatively little about personal computers.
I'm still using Windows XP and I have an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 cpu with an Asus P5N-D motherboard. I want to upgrade our PC.
When the original i-7 920s came out I bought one planning to upgrade then, but it obviously never happened. A friend of mine has suggested adding to the i-7 920 an MSI X58 motherboard and DDR3 ram.
But he's also suggested a different configuration: purchase a Samsung Solid State Hard Drive, the 840 EVO, and keep the processor and the motherboard the same.
Can anyone say which would be the better choice? Can anyone say if neither choice would be a good choice?
(I don't have the money now to purchase a new pc and I won't until after I finish my doctorate).
Any and all responses will be appreciated.