I have a PC with the following Specs and I'm looking to upgrade it.
Windows Vista Home Premium + SP1
Core 2 Duo E6600 - 2.40 GHz (4 MB L2, 1066 MHz FSB)
Asus P5B motherboard
2gb Corsair XMS2 DDR2-667 RAM
ATI Radeon X1950 XTX 512mb
1x 320GB HDD and 1x 500GB HDD
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
Cooler Master ~600W power supply (I would probably get a new PSU as this one makes a terrible squealing noise on startup and after shutting down)
I was looking at only upgrading the Mobo, CPU and RAM because I'm really quite happy with the rest of the setup. I was also just wanting to do it one part at a time, in the order Mobo, CPU and then RAM. (I plan to stick with a CPU of same socket so I think that should be no problem)
However I was looking on the forums here and saw a thread saying that I would probably lose my Vista License? Not such a disaster as it gives me the opportunity to upgrade to possibly Vista Ultimate 64bit.
Can it be done part by part or would you recommend saving for everything and basing a new build around the existing GPU, audio card and HDDs?
I was also thinking with Windows 7 round the corner (End 2009/Begin 2010 maybe) that I should just wait and do it all then Possibly switching to an i7 based system).
Any advice is welcome.