So I'm upgrading my PC finally to a Core i7 system.
I will have an Core i7 950, EVGA 3x SLi mobo, 8GBs ram, Corsair H70 CPU cooler, NZXT Phantom case with all fans (minus rear fan of course for the CPU cooler). And I am getting a wonderful new monitor on top of it all (Acer's Nvidia 3D approved 23.6")
This upgrade is costing me $1.4k, but my dad is paying for the entire thing =D. It will be a massive improvement over my current AMD setup which is hit a brick wall for upgrading (with monitor it would still have cost me $1.1k to upgrade to a SLi AM3 setup).
Current setup btw, AMD 7750be OCed to 3GHz, EVGA GTX480 (15% OC), 6GB DDR2 1066, Gigabyte mobo, 10k RPM WD HDD, BR drive (useless due to current monitor), DVD burner, NZXT Tempest case, Zalman CPU cooler.
So yes, massive upgrade, and Ill be able to use my BR drive finally...
Why would you upgrade your computer when your old one can play any game at max settings, and probably will continue to be able to for the next year, at least?
I mean, I know its your dads money but why don't you ask him for some diamond bling or something...