I just got done spending $850 on computer upgrades. My current computer has been acting flaky lately; BSOD‘ing often, freezing up, or just running slow. Since I’m heavily into PC gaming, and the impending release of Half-Life 2, a top-of-the-line computer upgrade is in order. Here’s my current system specifications:

  • Pentium 4 2GHz
  • ASUS P4T-E
  • 512MB PC800 RDRAM
  • PNY GeForce 6800GT 256MB
  • Soundblaster Live 5.1
  • Antec 350w

Of course, 180GB of hard drive space, which I won’t need to upgrade, and a crappy full-tower case I got real cheap. Here’s what I ended up ordering:

  • AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (Winchester 90nm)
  • Gigabyte 3D Rocket HSF
  • MSI K8T Neo2-FIR
  • Corsair XMS PC3200 1GB DDR400
  • Thermaltake Tsunami Dream Mid-Tower
  • Thermaltake 480w Silent Purepower Xaser Edition
  • Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS
  • Optorite 8X DVD+RW/-RW Drive

It should serve me well for quite a while, especially if I can overclock the processor to 3500+ levels. Needless to say, I’m pretty excited.