Sometimes, I just get an insatiable urge to upgrade my computer. Right now, I have that urge, really badly. It’s not that my computer is very dated, just that it’s a work-horse of the previous generation, and I feel like having a latest generation machine.
My specification isn’t too bad really, AMD Athlon 3200+, 512MB DDR500 RAM, Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB, 200GB and 160GB hard drives, DVD-RW etc. But after using an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ computer with 1GB of Corsair RAM and a NCQ SATA2 hard drive, there is an immediate and massive speed increase compaired to my current computer.
Now, this is something I wouldn’t have know about unless I experienced it, but some basic tasks are far quicker on the Athlon 64 right compaired to mine, things such as starting Outlook, compiling in Visual Studio .NET, starting Windows and the general feel of Windows itself.
Building a PC to the specification of the latter, would be relative cheap (around Â£300 + graphics card), but what I really want is bleeding edge, and the current bleeding edge item is definatly dual core processors. The current Athlon 64 X2 4400+ costs a whopping Â£350, although it is probably the best value dual core processor out at the moment.
If I ever do upgrade, I’ll report back here, but in the mean time, I need a job to raise the Â£800 required. That is of course, unless anyone would like to make a donation?