Its time to update this old machine.
I've selected what i'd like, but its a little bit more than i planned to spend. So i figured I would once again submit to the collective wisdom of the Aria forum.
I don't game (but i like to reserve the right to change my mind ), I do a lot of heavy load photoshop work, and for kicks i edit video. so that's the stuff i want my comp to fly doing.
I also don't overclock, I'm not that clever with computers under the hood (as my recent general hardware thread might have proved ) so i need stuff to just work out of the box fast.
Oh, i also have a new external for unplugged back up of my work, its usb3, so i'd like to take real advantage of that, i guess thats pretty standard on new kit now?
I'm not 100% sure about the SSD because you hear about problems, and I have no time to be fixing issues while i'm working. (although i do have a back up rig)
this is what i'm looking to buy:
it's mostly based on the prices of what i bought the stuff i'm upgrading.
and this is what I'm upgrading:
Intel Core i5 750 2.66Ghz (Lynnfield) (Socket LGA1156) Processor
Cooler Master Centurion 590 Black
Zalman CNPS10X-Quiet CPU Cooler
Arianet GeForce GTX 260 "Sonic Edition" 896MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card
500GB Samsung HD502HJ F3 3.5" SATA II Hard Drive
2x 1TB Samsung HD103SJ SpinPoint F3 SATA-II 3.5" Hard Drive
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4 Intel P55 (Socket 1156) DDR3 Motherboard
G.Skill RipJaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C8 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit
Samsung SH-S223B 22x Internal DVD±RW SATA Drive - Black
Corsair VX Series 550W ATX2.2 Power Supply