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August 14, 2013 7:16:11 PM

So I was surfing the web for laptops as I own an alienware m11x r1(OLD)
I then decided that I wanna swap to a desktop for higher depth and where I can upgrade anytime I want.
So here's the specs. Will it work? Run well?

Specs:
Motherboard: MSI MS-7543 X58 LGA1366 CORE i7 DDR3 MB
Processor: Intel Core i7 920 - 2.66 GHz LGA 1366 Quad-Core CPU
Fan: Dynatron EVO-11 Multi-Platform performance CPU Cooler with Heatpipescooler for Intel LGA 1366 775 AMD2 AM2+ AM3
Graphics Card: xfx radeon hd 6670
PSU: Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU 500W V2.0
Ram: Patriot Extreme Performance (PDC22G8500ELK) DDR2 2GB

Was low on money so everything costed me $300.
The ram and graphics card weren't bought though. Transfer from older bro's old computer.
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August 14, 2013 7:47:50 PM

Erm...

Well, it's got very very old parts in it, which is why it's so cheap. I don't know what's in that laptop of yours, but it might perform on par with this desktop, I'm not sure.

If your budget is only $300, you should seriously consider saving up more money.
August 14, 2013 8:05:59 PM

DarkSable said:
Erm...

Well, it's got very very old parts in it, which is why it's so cheap. I don't know what's in that laptop of yours, but it might perform on par with this desktop, I'm not sure.

If your budget is only $300, you should seriously consider saving up more money.


Indeed. But with 300, I think it's a pretty good start until later on future when I fully upgrade it ahah.
Also, I checked the passmark software website to see the benchmarks and all of the processor and graphics cards and it seems to be greater than the laptop by 800pts(Graphics) and 3000pts(processor)
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August 14, 2013 8:18:45 PM
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Ehh, yes and no. The trouble is that the processor is still old and decrepit, and so if you upgrade it, you'll have to also upgrade the motherboard and probably the RAM.

You're far better off just saving more and getting a solid computer from the start.
August 14, 2013 8:57:55 PM

DarkSable said:
Ehh, yes and no. The trouble is that the processor is still old and decrepit, and so if you upgrade it, you'll have to also upgrade the motherboard and probably the RAM.

You're far better off just saving more and getting a solid computer from the start.


Will do. Thanks for the tip!
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