Built my rig around 2010 using mid tier parts after my lappy's graphics card had a meltdown followed by the whole lappy blowing up and it's already looking like a time to give it an upgrade.
Mainly looking for a new graphics card (currently using ATi HD5770) perhaps a new motherboard (some cheap ASUS low mid tier motherboard, burned one of the sata2 ports already) and a chipset (currently on i5 firstname.lastname@example.orgGHz
). This goes without saying I have already given a thought that I would possibly need to get new RAM depending on the new hardware bought (currently 4gb ddr2? or was it 3?) and a new x64 window 7 OS. Closet is cramped with not-dead bodies and not-weapons so I'm too lazy to dig the boxes out and specify the model for now.
New semester is already cramping up my timetable like no tomorrow and I've got tons of stuff to play catch up with. If any Australian peeps manage to find a good offer/sales for the parts I specified, please do leave a post here for me to see it too. Would appreciate managing to scrounge up parts without putting too much time hunting for it.
Edit : I would also appreciate anyone dropping a link or two on newer or upcoming hardware.