I want to upgrade this Compaq /1.2 AMD / 256 SDRAM with a faster Intel Processor and much more memory than I have to run photo editing software.
I am thinking about the following >
EVGA nForce 680i Sli.
Intel Core 2 Duo
2-4 Gigs of PC6400/800 Mhz
Maxtor 500 Sata HD
eForce 7600 GT DDR3
500W PSU (the GPU requires min.450W)
Now I am not a gamer,but like I said, I love to photo edit and am thinking about Video editing soon..( I'll read about Capture cards or USB, analog camcorder tapes to DVD in that Forum) So I am not looking for a master-Blaster,just something to easiy upgrade in the future, and I am not thinking about doubling my PCI-E GPU cards, so is all the above just perfect,or overkill? I have heard that nForce 680i is a good board,compared to my three year old ECS elite that just crashed. Thank you.
p.s. I have my old Comet ATX tower with a 350W PSU. Do you think a 500W would fit that case,or just go out and buy a new case with USB in the front. My old case ,I could remove the floppy drive and but a USB to go into that slot. I do have a case fan on side door but wondered if I should use more fans.