Originally Posted by Dotard
Haha, I just bought it last week for $99 CAD. Very nice drive so far, haven't heard any noise
As for my reason of pushing my cpu further; I'm scared to leave stock speeds + I don't want to drastically lower it's lifespan. I don't have money to pitch out for another if it dies (I plan to use it for a loooong time 4-6 years is my usual hold out on cpus)
I was like that at first, didn't really want to push it because i couldn't afford new parts every 20 seconds. It's a fair enough reason.
Originally Posted by Generaltso294
I would start off with getting a better power supply. 500W is the minimum for a system of your magnitude. I would get at least 600W.
After that, why not throw some more RAM in. It is cheaper now than ever and it will make porgrams work a lot quicker.
also, if you have the exta money, pick yourself up a SoundBlaster X-Fi card.
the good ones go for about 80 on newegg and it will make your gaming experience so much better.
As far as bottlenecks, you don't have any. But there are always upgrade you can make.
500W is more than enough for his system, and although RAM is really cheap. There is no point in investing money into something you will never use. An average user will not need 4GB so he may as well just buy some beer with it. I would
Also, tbh a sound card isn't even needed (imo of course) I never actually noticed any difference in sound quality from on board to the Audigy 4. The only thing i noticed was the bullets sound different in CSS. But then that is just my opinion.