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Sept 2011 $500 PC vs $1250 Sept 09 PC

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November 15, 2011 6:35:19 PM

Just for fun I thought I would compare the $500 gaming PC from Sept 2011 with the $1250 Enthusiast PC from 2 years before and was amazed how similar they are.
Links to them are
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/phenom-ii-overclock-graph...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-enthusiast-cros...
Specs

CPU AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition $120
CPU Cooler AMD boxed heatsink/fan 0
Motherboard ASRock M3A770DE $60
RAM Crucial Ballistix sport 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 BL2KIT25664BA1339 $25
Graphics Sapphire 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1 GB $175
Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500 GB SATA 6.0Gb/s $40
Case NZXT Gamma Classic Series GAMA-001BK $36
Power Antec EarthWatts Green EA430D 430 W $44
Optical Samsung 22x DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222AB $19
Total Price
$519

VS

Motherboard MSI 790FX-GD70 $165
Processor AMD Phenom II X4 945 $170
MemoryPatriot 4GB (2 x 2GB) PVS34G1333LLKN $85
Graphics 4 x Gigabyte GV-R485OC-1GH Radeon HD 4850 in CrossFire $480
Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Black 640 GB, 32 MB cache $75
Optical Sony Optiarc AD-7240S-0B DVD Burner SATA $33
Case NZXT Tempest ATX Tower $100
Power PC Power & Cooling S75CF, ATX12V 2.2, 80-Plus Certified $120
CPU Cooler Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283 $37
Total Cost
$1,265

Performance


Just thought you may find it interesting.
November 15, 2011 7:47:05 PM

High end eventually becomes mid range! 2 years and that still is not a bad system.
November 15, 2011 8:39:04 PM

Graphics 4 x Gigabyte GV-R485OC-1GH Radeon HD 4850 in CrossFire $480 on the $1250 system and a MoBo which would actually do quad x-fire. Today for around $320 to $350 you can get a 2GB 6970 which would 'melt down' any game from 2009. How many people still play games from 2009? COD4 maybe? But like rolli sez, system is still good, just slap in an updated GPU and OC that X4 945 and wait for Bulldozer ver 5 to come down the supply chain about 10 years from now..
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