Whats done is done
I'm fine with the 5200 right now as it (or anything just about) will most likely be a nice improvement from my current p4 3.2 lol. It will be a good processor to learn the basics of OC'ing as well with the great wealth of knowledge on here alone with the 60+ page long thread dedicated to it lol.
I need to figure out my graphics card/monitor situation now. I only have like $400 to spend lol, I need to save my money for two skiing trips, and I just flat out don't have much money as a college student lol. The $400 needs to cover a new PSU, HDD, 22" Monitor and GPU card... perhaps I should look in the used section here lol.
I'm thinking a HD4830 (or Nvidia comparable?) and dell 22" monitor will do the deed. The 4830 has been receiving great reviews and for $120, I think it's a worthwhile investment, and should definitely be a step up from my current 6800 ultra lol. I like to run my monitor at highest resolution, but I won't be doing a lot of gaming, hell maybe none at all. I will however be editing non "true" HD video, good amount of photoshopping, some vector art, and lots of CAD with assembles ranging from 10-100 parts usually no more. So I don't necisarily need
the high FPS's that games need, I just need good quality 1600X1080 resolution.Edited by Mobile Chernobyl - 12/17/08 at 10:28pm