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Selling old comp- Buying new $1000ish new worth it?

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January 21, 2012 7:28:25 PM

I can't quite decide if i'm at a good point in time to either buy a new graphics card + power supply , or just buy an entire new system. Since I can sell my old one for maybe $600-$800.
It consists of
-Q9550 @ 3.4 ghz ( It's possible for me to go to 4 ghz maybe more)
-G.Skill ddr-800 4 gb ( I might get 8gb)
-Asus p5q pro
-GTX 260 216 896mb overclocked 650/1401/1075
-600W OCZ GameXstream
-1TB Hitachi and 750GB Hitachi HDD
- I also game at 1680x1050 if that helps.

So it seems I could just buy a gtx 460 or something better or build a new computer with an i5 and ddr3 ram etc... Opinions?


January 21, 2012 8:01:09 PM

build a new one. Reuse your hardrives- and power supply if you can-(buy some shitty ones for whoever your selling it to) and rebuild. I would sugest i52500k if you can aford it with a 6870
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January 21, 2012 9:03:40 PM

If you have the money and you can sell your old computer for sure then I would build a new one. You do have a good cpu but the motherboard and ram are holing it back.

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
$229.99 and free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
$39.99 and free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$59.99 and a $10 rebate makes it $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
$49.99 and free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$121.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$99.99 and a $15 rebate makes it $84.99 and free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$329.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F90GBGT-BK 2.5" 90GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$140.99 and a $30 rebate makes it $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
$19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The total for this build would be $1046.91 and is an example of what you could get if you decided to go with a new build and you could keep your current HDD and the new SSD would be for the OS. :D 
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February 17, 2012 9:18:22 PM

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