Thoughts about upgrading my 2009 build
Getting the itch to upgrade (downgrade?) my 2009 build listed in my sig.
Since I built that system my requirements have changed drastically or should I say I am looking at them more realistically. Don't know why I went overboard with the quad core and I got overclocking out of my system.
Biggest change is that I am using a laptop more than the desktop and that quad core and vid card are just turning watts into heat.
My system is now basically an iTunes player, photo slide show and network storage system. Occasionally I will watch Netflix or a show on Xfinity.
So I am thinking about going more simplistic with the following changes:
Newegg.com - ASUS P8H67-V (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Newegg.com - Intel Core i3-2125 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I32125
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
Waiting until the prices come down or maybe a SSD but can get by with current right now.
I would remove the video card, TV card (never used it) and sound card and use the on-board optons.
I have a couple of people interested in the old MB, CPU & RAM package, which will offset the price. Plus I am scratching my itch.
Any thoughts or suggestions on this upgrade?
Alive 2/8/09 - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz OC to 3.6Ghz, Xigmatek HDT-S1283, ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo, Antec P182, Corsair CMPSU-650HX 650w, G-SKILL 4Gb (2x2Gb) DDR2 800, WD Cavier Black 500Gb (x 3), SAPPHIRE 100265L Radeon HD 4830, HT Omega Striker 7.1, LG 22X SATA DVD±R DVD Burner OEM (x 2), WinTV PVR 350, 19" Samsung 930B, Logitech Z-680 Speakers.
Last edited by SmokeytheBear; 02-03-2012 at 02:30 PM.