Those existing components are all satisfactory to keep using, even if you make a major upgrade, but I might suggest moving your games from the 5400 rpm WD Green to a 7200 rpm hard drive like this or this.Dizik wrote: CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus cooler
Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600
Hard Drive 1: Samsung 830 SSD - 128GB - OS drive
Hard Drive 2: Western Digital Red - 2TB - my media drive
Hard Drive 3: Western Digital Green - 1TB - Stores my games (Origin & Steam), downloads, and documents
Optical: LG WH10LS30 Blu-Ray Burner
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar DX 7.1
Speakers: M-Audio AV 40
Case: Corsair Graphite 600T
Power Supply: Corsair TX650
This processor should be okay to soldier on into 2015, waiting for Broadwell desktop systems to arrive.
Here's the culprit. While a GeForce GTX460 or Radeon HD5850 was good in its day, that day has passed. You need a new graphics card.Dizik wrote: Video Card: EVGA GTX 460 Superclocked
That's not too terrible. You could move your 5400 rpm Western Digital Red drive to a SATA 2 port and put another SSD or a 7200 rpm hard drive on the SATA 3 port that it is currently using, but there are other solutions to this problem.Dizik wrote: If I were to add a new hard drive, it would have to use SATA 2, um...too.
This is also a surmountable problem.Dizik wrote: The motherboard has only two USB 3.0 ports.
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