Need advice on updating my CPU/MB/RAM
by zstar5000 - 6/5/13 5:22 PM
Ten years ago I used to build and tinker with desktops; now I'm just confused with the new buzzwords and tech, especially when it comes to CPUs.
I currently have an AMD X2 duel core 4800+ 2.50ghz, with 3gb of RAM and crappy on-board video. It can be painfully slow.
I would like to spend in the $200-250 range, with video that'll work on my 22" monitor without stuttering. I'm looking for a CPU/MB/RAM combo that I can effectively swap in for my current set-up. I like to play some older games, but nothing graphic intensive. Beyond that, I just want something that'll allow me to be converting a video file with iTunes open while surfing the internet. I can't really do that with what I have right now.
I'm having a rough go parsing through all the options on newegg.com, etc., so I'm open for any and all advice/good buys that people know of. Thanks!