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Upgrade or New System?

Last response: in Systems
May 22, 2010 6:12:24 PM

Ok, so here is my current build.
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E4500
  • G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 SDRAM 800 (PC2 6400)
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 260
  • Western Digital Caviar 250GB 7200RPM 16MB
  • Antec Sonata III Case
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home 32bit OEM

    This computer is a gaming PC. I am going to be using it for some minor 3D modeling in the future but that is a minor detail. So here is my question.

    Would it be more cost efficient if I were to upgrade my computer by getting a new CPU, Mobo, and more RAM along with a new HDD (or SSD), if I do that, should I get Win7 as well? Or should I go and buy a whole new system and my my GPU over?

    If you have any questions about my system that would help you with your answer just ask.
    Thanks so much!
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    a c 122 B Homebuilt system
    May 22, 2010 6:15:09 PM

    May 22, 2010 6:18:53 PM

    Less then 1.5K (USD)
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    a b B Homebuilt system
    May 23, 2010 6:12:27 AM

    Oh, then just go for a good 890 chipset AM3 mobo with 4 gigs of DDR3 and a phenom II x4 955.

    A samsung spinpoint F3 would be good for a hard drive. I'd hold off on SSD's for the moment. The 28nm process is supposed to be rolling out soonesque and will make them cheaper.

    Then you might as well get win7 as well.

    If I were you I'd go ahead and sell the parts you'd replace on ebay, just put the mobo/CPU together - that seems to go higher that way.

    You should get the performance you want doing this and come in way under budget.

    What's the PSU you're using?
    May 26, 2010 12:47:46 PM

    I'm using a 500w that I know I will most likely have to upgrade to a 1000w at some point.
    a b B Homebuilt system
    May 27, 2010 12:31:01 AM

    Not unless you're gonna triple crossfire or something.

    I was just more after the quality of whatever it was.