So my computer turns 7 this year, and along with 7 years of Vista updates, my computer is generally becoming unable to run most things coming out these days.
That said, I don’t really keep up on computer parts / brands / technomancy so I’m asking of you more computer building adept members of F7 this: I’m currently looking at parts to figure out what I should aim for on a new computer. My general price range is (currently) $1,100 give or take $200 depending on if putting forth a bit more can really be justified. I don’t have any interest in overclocking, nor do I need my computer to do anything drastic like photoshop or movie rendering.
Considering the random stuff I’ve won at lans over the years, I currently feel that my Keyboard, Headset, and Mouse have no real need of upgrading, and I feel my monitor is still working fine.
If you fine folk could suggest parts / brands / why of things like processors, graphics cards, and what not, I would appreciate it.
I can safely assume that with my power supply and motherboard being super old they will probably need to go too, so any help with those is also appreciated. I’m not going to expect you guys to calculate everything out for me, but if you could point me in a direction to look at / what variables really matter that would be awesome!