I've made a couple upgrades in my desktop, and replaced my laptop, both of which warrant a new post:
Main computer, Ria:
processor - Intel Core 2 Duo 3.12 GHz (overclocked, stock is 2.13 GHz)
ram - 2 gig DDR2
hard drive #1 - 320 GB, 7200 RPM
hard drive #2 -
0 GB, 7200 RPM
video card - nvidia
operating system - Windows XP Home sp2
Labtop, niharu_v3.0 Toshiba:
processor - Intel Core Duo 1.73 GHz
ram - 1 gig DDR 666
hard drive - 120 GB, 5400 RPM
video card - intel integrated 224 MB
operating system - Windows Vista Home Premium
I also got a new 22" monitor to complement my new video card in the desktop (was considering a 24", but I'd have a hard time making space for it on my desk, and IMO it wouldn't be worth the extra 100-200 dollars for an extra 2 inches of screen). I was gonna get a new Core 2 Quad processor and Vista for my desktop too, but some car trouble forced me to choose between those or the monitor. And since at that time I already had the video card, and it'd be pointless without something nice to push it with...
Well, next upgrade should be a sound card anyways, but it'll have to wait a while.
Dtrini wrote:am interested in the phenoms hold back on building anything until then
From what I've heard so far the 9600s are a bit behind the Q6600s, and are about the same price; I'd say a Core 2 Quad would be a better choice for now, if you want a quad core.