I currently have a core 2 duo system with 4gb(DDR2) of ram. I was using an integrated graphics but just ordered a new video card (ati 5570). I have a 500gb western digital drive(I will probably add another drive sometime soon). I am running windows 7 64-bit.
I bought the video card because I thought it was by far the weakest point in my system and would be easy to transfer if I do a rebuild.
My question is:
Is there any point in my either upgrading to a core 2 quad or adding more RAM? It is either try and get some extra life out of my system this way or have to upgrade sooner to whatever is newer at the time (i7, etc). I don't do gaming or anything, just photography. However, those 5d mk2 files are pretty big and I noticed a rather big slow down in rendering them in lightroom.
Adding another 4GB of RAM would be about $90, and upgrading my core 2 duo to a Q8300 2.5ghz would be $150.