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Upgrade Comparison: Old to New

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July 4, 2011 3:01:35 AM

Hey guys, could you give me an opinion on how much of an increase in performance I would see after upgrading to my new computer? I am reusing many parts, although I am replacing significant components. All the parts I am getting are already ordered, and I am very excited :) 

Current Specs:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6550
Motherboard: Intel D975XBX2
RAM: Patriot DDR2 4GB @ 333Mhz
CPU Cooler: Intel Stock
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 5770
Power Supply: Kingswin 600 Watt
Hard Drive: Western Digital 500GB HDD
Hard Drive 2: Western Digital 160GB HDD
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
Other Parts: D-Link DWA-552 XtremeN Network Card

Upgraded Specs:
CPU: Intel i5-2500k
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 LE
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8gb DDR3 Desktop Memory Kit (1600Mhz, 1.5v)
CPU Cooler: Intel Stock
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 5770
Power Supply: Kingswin 600 Watt
Hard Drive: Western Digital 500GB HDD
Hard Drive 2: Western Digital 160GB HDD
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
Other Parts: D-Link DWA-552 XtremeN Network Card

Upgraded parts in BOLD

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July 4, 2011 3:06:23 AM

Not much for gaming and more if you do heavy video editing/number crunching.
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July 4, 2011 4:13:41 AM

If you are gaming I think you would have been more GPU limited than CPU limited.
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July 4, 2011 10:20:52 PM

ok i see what you guys are saying. would i see a future improvement if i invested in a GTX 580 or something that is coming out soon?
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July 4, 2011 11:42:14 PM

Frisbee_68 said:
ok i see what you guys are saying. would i see a future improvement if i invested in a GTX 580 or something that is coming out soon?


For gaming, yes, a GTX580 would be a big improvement.

The other place where you would notice a big difference is with a SSD for the os and apps.
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July 5, 2011 2:03:23 AM

I'm not sure if your PSU will be able to support a 580, can anyone else confirm or deny?
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