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a b B Homebuilt system
October 4, 2009 7:16:48 PM

I'm thinking about selling my current computer to buy a newer computer with a bit better hardware. The first set of specs is the current computer I own and the second set is the computer I'm thinking of upgrading to. Is it worth buying a new computer?

Current Computer:
- 700W ATX12V v2.2 Rocketfish PSU
- Raidmax Sagitta 2 Mid Size Tower
- ASRock A780GXE/128M 2 x PCI e x16, AM2/AM2+ Mobo
- 8.00GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 Memory
- AMD Phenom II 940 3.0Ghz AM2+ CPU w/ Thermaltake SpinQ heatsink
- Crossfire 2 x ATI XFX HD4850 512MB GPU
- 1TB WD Cavair Black 7200rpm 32MB Cache Harddrive
- 2 x Sony DVD/RW 24x
- Acer P201w 1680x1050 Monitor

New Computer:
- 1000W ATX12V v2.2 BFG PSU
- Antec 1200 Full Size Tower
- ASUS M4A79T Deluxe 4 x PCI e x 16 AM3 Mobo
- 8.00GB G. Skill RipJaw DDR3 1600 Memory
- AMD Phenom II 955 3.2Ghz AM3 CPU w/ Thermaltake SpinQ heatsink
- ATI XFX HD5870 1GB GPU
- 1TB WD Caviar Black 7200rpm 32MB Cache Harddrive
- 2 x Sony DVD/RW 24x
- LG W2361V-PF 1920x1080 Monitor

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October 4, 2009 7:22:10 PM

no not worth it.

not even worth the trouble of assembling it.
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October 5, 2009 7:56:39 AM

If you've got the cash, go for it. But you maybe better served to upgrade your current machine, as I do not see any major performance gains with the specs you have listed for a new machine. Maybe upgrade the graphics card to the 5870 and throw in a new monitor.
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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
October 5, 2009 8:37:56 AM

hell no you have pretty good setup and only that you can upgrade later is your video card. 2x 4850 is pretty strong for today needs. Better wait
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 5, 2009 2:12:13 PM

There is nothing about you new build any better than what you have, and the 2 4850's in Crossfire are tough to beat right now.
If you bumped your processor up to 3.4ghz, I'll lay money that the old system would be noticably faster for gaming.
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 5, 2009 4:30:13 PM

I'm thinking what everyone else is, you may not see too much gain from the new system. And the 940 you have should be a black edition, so you should get some good gains from a little overclocking from that thing.
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