I am an architecture student and am planning on upgrading my desktop pc that has been sitting around for the past few months. I have mainly been using it for iTunes for the last 6months because it only has a dual core 2.0Ghz processor. I want to upgrade it over the next month so I can use it mainly Photoshop, in-design etc, and possibly if I stick with architecture archiCAD/AutoCAD/revit.
The first thing I am going to buy is a new case as my one is completely broken and none of the usb ports work. I was thinking something like the Coolermaster CM 690 II. The only real requirements I have for a case is hopefully 3USB ports and a HDD dock on the top for easily backing up my designs. I defiantly don’t want to spend over about $190ish on a case.
If I buy the case first I can chuck the stuff I’ve got in it until I get the new motherboard and CPU.
I’m sure that ill need a new CPU and I really don’t know much about them, but I’m guessing that I will need a new motherboard as well?? I was thinking something like this http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=15910
Might be good but I don’t need the RAM.
Any help you guys can give me would be great J
My budget isn’t big which is why I will not be buying all the stuff at the same time. If you can suggest a place to buy as well that would be great, I saw alphacity.co.nz has good prices?
Thanks for the help any way guys.