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Worth upgrading or start from scratch?

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December 26, 2010 2:42:42 PM

Hi,

I would like to get opinions whether it is worth updating components into this system or are some of the parts holding back the rest too much.

More specifically, is it worth buying a new graphic card + more RAM or is the processor too slow to keep up with anything new?

System specs:
Motherboard: ASUS P5KPL-AM IN/ROEM/SI
PCU: Intel Pentium D 820 (2800 Mhz)
Video Card: Intel G33 Chipset - Integrated Graphics 0 [AsusTek]
1 GB RAM

Thank you in advance.

More about : worth upgrading start scratch

December 26, 2010 5:49:27 PM

I'd say, build a new one. The performance vs price margin between upgrading and building from scratch isn't that much. Especially if you only replace the motherboard, CPU, PSU and RAM.

Here's the minimum specs low down:

Dual core CPU: $50
Decent GPU: $50
M/B: $50
GPU: $50
2GB DC DDR3: $30 (4GB will cost double)
Decent 400W PSU: $40 (considering your current one is aging)

That's a total of approx. : $270. Pretty cheap IMO
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December 28, 2010 3:07:53 PM

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what's your budget.?


Quite limited...about 200 euros.
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December 28, 2010 11:24:13 PM

That is really limited :( 
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