As I've saved up a bit of money and have taken up a side job, I decided that now would be a good time to get some new computer parts I've been wanting as some of what I have is a bit lacking. I'm all about juicing my old hardware to the max, but old tech can only be pushed so far.
Here's what I've come up with:
Sapphire Radeon X1800GTO 2 (PCIE x16)
AMD: Dual Core, 64 bit, X2 4200+ (windsor,) Socket AM2
Corsair: (2x) 512mb, 240-pin, DDR2 800, Dual Channel
I'm pulled on one side by my desire to keep away from excess (Note: only 1gb of ram, motherboard is moderately priced, deals all around) and the desire to have a machine that I'll be able to rely on for a looooong while.
At some point I'll probably get a nice LCD (while I love CRTs, mine feels like it's getting harder on my eyes, and you can find some pretty good LCD deals nowadays!)
I'll be keeping my case (el cheapo 10 buck case that I'm fond of) and my PSU (power supply) if at all possible. Friend says I need ~550 watt PSU, brother says I'll need something good, Dad says I'm cool with my 250 watt. If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say I'm going to be making a Frys run soon enough to be getting a new PSU, but we'll see!
So, whadda ya'll think of my purchase? Expensive, but not highly excessive, I think.
:Awaits imminent flaming from Intel, and Nvidia fans:
PS- I haven't ordered yet, so if there's some terrible, horrible thing you have to tell me about one or more of those products, the sooner the better!