I am a fairly inexperienced, but enthusiastic builder. I have some questions that I hope can be answered, and i need some guidance in a few areas. Bear with me, and i really appreciate those who take the time from their day to answer my questions.
Background- When I was 15, a family friend built my system with me while I watched, and did a few basic steps, where I got to figure out most of the basics and a few fine points. I have used the computer for almost two years, and i decided to open er' for a few upgrades.
I'll be 17 in a few days and for a gift my parents and grandparents are going to give me a budget of about $400 give or take to upgrade a few components.
My current components-
Zotac GeForce GTX 260
Intel quad core i7 w/ stock heatsink
Asus P7P55D motherboard (it may be an EVO but im not sure, and i dont know how to find out)
4 GB OCZ gaming RAM (with 8 gb of g.skill on the way, described below)
750W corsair PSU
1TB caviar black
The parts and interior of my case were completely dusty, so i blew out some, but not all of the dust. I'm upgrading from a kinda crappy $40 case to the Rosewill described below.
3 days ago i ordered with my own money (not included in the $400 budget) - (should be here in 2 days)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314 (8 GB of G.SKill ram 2 4gb sticks)
and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147047 (rosewill case)
So basically, my main question is what would be the best upgrades for the price. I do light gaming (TF2, CoD, BF), and alot of netflix watching. New MoBO? SLI, and if so what card should i get? New HDD or SSD? All suggestions please!Try to go light on the technical terms for me, im not a professional, but i have a fairly basic knowledge.
If you have further questions for me, feel free to ask.
I attend a boarding school in virginia with a pretty crappy internet connection during peak times of the day. (just a side note)
|Budget:||VGA:Zotac GeForce GTX 260||Monitor:
|MB:Asus P7P55D (im not sure if it's the regular or the EVO)||OS:Windows 7||Browser:
|CPU:Intel quad core i7||Sound:||CPU Pps:
|Memory:4 gb OCZ gaming RAM||PSU:Corsair 750W||Brand:
|HD:1 tb caviar black||Cooling:stock heatsink||Misc: