I am currently running on a computer I had built a couple of years ago, the only thing I have done in the past year was replaced the Motherboard and Hard Drive which had been fried. I am looking to build the computer into a brand new one but can't do it all at once and I don't want to wait 4 months to purchase it all at once if I don't have to as I am currently playing some games that need better than what I currently have (they seem to make my computer hate me, plus the power buttons on the case don't work I have to toy around with the inside to make it turn on when I want it to.
Anyway, I will list what I currently have and hopefully someone can help me decide what parts to get first, I know one of the absolute first things I would like to get would be a case, I am hoping I can spend no more than $500 or so a month on this, though some months for instance when I buy a new video card I will be spending nearly 700 for the Nvidia 680 (Which is one of the few things I am dead set on)
For my case I currently have this.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811156063
I need to replace it though as I am having issues, something that has more room inside would be great as this one is hard to navigate around the inside of.
For my Motherboard I have an Intel Desktop board which only has 2 ram slots so this will be need to be replaced asap, not quite sure the exact specifications on the board.
For my processor I have an Intel Core i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz
Ram I have 4 GB ram, not quite sure too much about it other than it is Coursair.
I have an H100 cooling system for my processor.
I have an Nvidia 280 video card which is in serious need of upgrading.
I have a 700W powersupply.
Anyway here is what I was thinking.
I was thinking that it would probably be best to upgrade the Case/Motherboard/Powersupply if possible one month then move on and upgrade the Processor the next month and then the videocard the next month.
My issue is I want the processor to be one of the new ones Ivy Bridge/Sandy Bridge (I forget what ever the newest best is.) I also want it to be near top of the line if not top of the line, I understand this will cost me nearly 1000.
I am willing to spend a total of around $2500-3000 if needed to fully upgrade this, that is taking into account $600 for the video card, but I am not sure what I should be getting for a motherboard, processor etc.
If someone could help me that would be greatly appreciated.