It's not like the base machine or the E8600 and RAM plus HDD will bring it up to what I see today.
Now if you had opted for a SSD that would have me writing "nice move." But you didn't
What will the machine be used for?
I have a 2007 dell Inspiron 530 that I want to give new life, I’m lined up to get a E8600 3.33Ghz CPU, 2x4gb of ram, and a WD Blue 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive. It’ll cost around $120, would it be smart to do this, or is there something better I can do?