... I CAN UPGRADE..
Well, I'll come clean. I've had a Socket A Setup for years now.. never upgraded due to financial reasons, and I was happy with what I had.
I've been keeping on for a new computer to my parents for ages. They said okay, but you got to wait...
I've been waiting for 2 years ~.
Now lastnight, I had a little nap.. and I semi-woke up and my Mum said.. 'Jake, bring my Bag down here please'. So I did.. I stood there and she handed me her Debit Card.. Her words next stunned me, 'Get your computer stuff then'.
I thought I was in a dream.. but I wasn't
Ordered all the stuff last night
(Sorry if this is in the wrong section, move if needed)
So this is what I ordered:
Intel Core 2 Duo E4300
GeIL PC6400C5 2x1GB Sticks
Club3D 8800GTS 320MB
Seagate 7200.10 200GB HDD
Corsair HX 520W PSU
Tuniq Tower 120
22" Iiyama Monitor
DVD-RW, AS5 Etc...
Upgrading from (You won't believe your eyes):
AMD Sempron 2400+ @ 1.3GHz (It Underclocked itself for some reason)
Foxconn Socket A Motherboard
Generic PC3200 2x512MB Sticks
GeForce 5200 AGP
2x80GB Maxtor IDE HDD's
Absolutely Crappy Case
19" LG Flatron (Only good thing about this setup ATM)
Now, I've beared this for years.. on CSS at low settings. I've bought many games, and it couldn't even run it for 2 mins without annoying the hell outta me, BF2 is one of them.
I ordered all my stuff lastnight, and should be here tomorrow/Wednesday, can't wait.
I will do a build log, with piccars.
Also, I was hoping I could get some moral help from everyone here, if I get in con-fuff-le during the build. This is the first 'proper' computer I have built. I believe I am confident to built this. I've seen many reviews/threads on builds, I have it all memorized.
Sorry for long thread.. just wanted to share the excellent news