Well, it's been about 4 years since I received my computer from Puget, and it's still humming along nicely. The only issue is that it is 4 years old, and not really the fastest kid in town anymore! I was looking for suggestions to upgrade my system to give it a bit more useful life, as it is extremely well built and it would pain me to pitch it for a new computer. My system is configured as:
Motherboard: XFX nVidia 780i
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro)
RAM: 2 x OCZ DDR2-800 Reaper 2048MB w/Heatpipe Cooling (Upgraded to 4 x 2 GB, 8GB total)
Hard Drive: Western Digital SATA Raptor 150GB
DVD ROM: Asus 20x DVD-RW Lightscribe SATA
Case: Antec P182
Power Supply: Corsair TX 650W
OS: Upgraded to Windows 7 64
Graphics Card: 2 x GeForce GTs 250 1GB (SLI enabled)
I do a bit of gaming, mostly MMO's when I'm taking a break from work and office products, and the newer games (SWOTOR) just don't run as quick as I would like anymore.
Can/Should I think about replacing the hard drive with a SSD? I see that they are coming down in price now, but I'm not sure if my system would make the best use of them? What about graphics card? Would replacing 2 in SLI with a single more modern card be a good idea? I'm looking forward to shopping for a new computer in the next year or so, but I'd like to stretch this one a bit yet. I'm open to suggestions, thanks!