On a fateful day in February of 2011, I came here for advice on my first build. I was a poor college kid with only $500 to spend and no idea on anything computer component related. Then with some great advice I was able to build my first rig. One that I am still using today.
Now, no longer a poor college kid, instead a poor working man with still no real knowledge of anything computer component related, I come to you for more advice. My system is still working great, but should I upgrade her or make my 2nd build and use my first as a secondary?
The Following are the system parts. My budget is $150 for upgrade(s) or $700 for new build(I can put my OS "7" into the new build). Thanks in advance.
ODD: LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CMPSU-500CX 500W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1333C9A G
GPU: MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX