Been looking around toms hardware and the likes for a few hours but finding it hard to get back into the swing of hardware pros and cons having not bought a system for about 5 years.
Currently got a core2duo 3ghz, gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L mobo, 3gig of ram (chosen for XP originally), Samsund 120g SSD, and a Radeon HD 6450 gfx card. the graphic card is about a year old, the rest are from way back and I think the mobo is a bottleneck since it only supports PCI-E 1.1, while the card is higher spec and currently my system is having a few issues running at 1440p on my new monitor.
So, basically I think its time for an upgrade.
I'm looking for ram, mobo, cpu and PSU to start with, I'll probably upgrade the gfx later as I want to play a few games I am missing out on since my PS3 and 360 have been in the UK the last 3 years.
So anyone start me off with a few suggestions? I looked at intel CPUs and noticed there was 3 different types on ebuyer, none of which I have any idea of the differences and I dont know how AMD are comparing these days either.
The main use of the system is going to be photoshop and to be honest the current system isnt that much of a slouch for my needs, although since upping the montor res its become noticeably more clunky and I think my ram is on its way out as progs have started crashing more frequently.
Price for the mobo, cpu, psu and ram needs to be around 400-500 quid I think.