So, from what I have decided, I think I would like to just get a new motherboard, processor, and more ram. My family is not really that rich or anything, but I still get a few hundred dollars worth of spending plus presents from relatives (which I hope will be money ). I also have a few hundred dollars saved up from doing yard work and odd jobs this summer that I am willing to spend. I plan on just getting the bare necessities for now and perhaps during my birthday (in mid February) to finish it off with a good graphics card and maybe a bit more ram.
Here's what I am looking for,
-4 ram slots (I think I'll get all new ram so DDR2 compatibility is fine)
-At least one PCIex16 slot, I don't really care if it has two
-Have an IDE connection for the hard drive because I would like to still use mine for now.
-Integrated graphics, but maybe if the board is real nice without it I could get an alright graphics card to use for a while.
-Processor slot 775
For the processor I think I will just get a Pentium D, and eventually upgrade it. I saw this one that looks good and the price is good. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16819116254 My processor now only has 2.8Ghz and a 1MB cache, would this be much of an improvement?
I will be looking around a bit on newegg and maybe tigerdirect for some motherboards that look good. Sorry for such a long post but I am looking for some idea's if anyone is willing to help . Thanks for at least taking the time to read this!
Edited by Sterling14, 04 December 2006 - 03:59 PM.