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Upgrade or Rebuild

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December 9, 2011 4:52:55 AM

So I have a desktop that I built back in 2007, it is in definite need of a Hard Drive Upgrade, only 500gb.

My Specs:

EVGA nForce 680i SLI NVIDIA Socket 775

Interl Core2Duo E6700, Socket 775

Corsair DHX XMS2 Dominator Dual Channel 2048MB, PC6400 DDR2 800Mhz Memory

EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS Superclocked GPU (DUAL SLI)

So should I go for the upgrade or just rebuild from scratch? and what options should I look to do?

I Know there are many options just looking for some out of the box thinking.

I use this system mainly for Photoshop CS2, Music Workshop and some online gaming.

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December 9, 2011 5:03:20 AM

This is one of those questions where someone can't tell you what you need because you are looking for something that fits your own personal taste.....
So, few questions.
Are all the programs you are using performing fine?
Do you find yourself waiting for things to render in PS?
Do you want to run the latest games?

If you say, yes/maybe to any of those questions then you should think about upgradeing.
Then you have to decide on how much you want to spend.
Examples would be:
$1000? Build a new system.
$500(or less)? Vid card, and another stick of ram(for 4gb) This would be the most bang for the buck in my opinion if you decide not to build another system(along with ur hard drive upgrade)
$250? Stick of Ram for 4gb(along with ur hard drive upgrade)

This is just examples of course, its all up to you dude lol

"If it ain't broken, don't fix it till it is!"
December 9, 2011 5:03:41 AM

Im not sure what you would upgrade

If you dont have a 64 bit OS then you could get one , and then add some RAM , or you could add a 560 ti [ just one ]

but nothing seems likely to add real value and extend the life of the computer so I would start from scratch
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December 9, 2011 7:38:19 AM

Thanks guys, I guess I kinda knew the answer before asking.

I got some cash to throw into a new build, guess somebodys gonna get a semi-old desktop, woot!
December 9, 2011 8:04:52 AM

Lol how much are you looking to spend on a new build then so we can help you out?
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