Currently i have the following:
Celeron D (skt775) 2.66ghz
asus p5-vdc-mx motherboard (supports up to fsb 1066 processors) ddr or ddr2 memory
it doesnt have PCIe, so i am using an fx5200 graphics card
i want to upgrade.
do i get some ddr2 memory and a faster processor, such as core2duo e6600 and 4gb of ddr2, and try find the fastest agp card that i can put in it?
do i keep the processor, get a new board which supports ddr3, and which has much more powerful graphics built in? (ddr3 is les than half the price of ddr2, so possibly this is not such a bad option, and then get a faster cpu/gfx card down the road. intel g41 inbuilt graphics will blow my fx5200 into the weeds.
or do i wait a month, save up more get a socket fm1 board, an amd a8 3850, and some ddr for just over $400?
the pc is going to be used mainly for websurfing and messing about with new os's and stuff. (i currently use about 4 diferent flavours of linux, depending of preference)