Well I've finally wore the skipper down and I've received a signed purchase authorization to buy replacement parts for my main PC.
I built this one in 2008. I'm upgrading from a 2.66 dual core Intel, 4 gigs of ram and a geoforce 8800 to a 3.4 ghz quad core Intel cpu, 16 gigs of sdram and a 2 gig 7850 radeon.
My only worry/issue is that I'm running a 400W power supply and the video card "suggests" a 500W and 2 6-pin connectors. My PS doesn't have a 6-pin connector, I'll have to use the "pass-through" to power it. My current PS is a sparkle 400W, very nice quality but I wonder if it will be enough.
Any thoughts? Hoping those of you with newer video cards will have some intel.