Should I upgrade my Computer?

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
- 1TB WD Caviar Black 7200rpm 32MB Cache Harddrive
- 2 x Sony DVD/RW 24x
- LG W2361V-PF 1920x1080 Monitor
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  1. no not worth it.

    not even worth the trouble of assembling it.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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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