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$400 on upgrades, Or sell and build a new rig?

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June 12, 2012 10:16:27 AM

Greetings and thank you for reading,



I could really use advice on my dilemma:


1. Should I spend $400 on my current (3 year-old) build:


(I've included the lowest ebay completed listings for used sales as of today June 12th, 2012)

Intel core 2 duo E8600 Wolfdale 3.33 GHz $104
Gigabyte EP45t-DS3R $148 (buy it now, couldn't find completed listings)
Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 896 mb $50
Corsair DDR3 1333mhz cm3x2g1333c9dhx 2x2gb $10
Western Digital 640gb HD Sata II 7200 RPM wd6400aaks $25
Maxtor 200gb HD 6y200m0 $25 (wow, really, same price as the 640gb...)
SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner/Player SATA Model sh-s223q $20 (buy it now, no completed listings)
Cooler Master 750w PSU $45
Cooler Master Cosmos ATX Full Tower (RC-1000-KSN1-GP) $52
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Total: $477


2. Or try to sell it for ~$400 and instead spend $800 on a new rig? ( http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9Yej )
(Notice that the linked build has a Mini-ITX case and a mobo with a Intel Z77 chipset; these are deal breakers if I were to build a new rig since I plan to get an i7 and surround sound headphones by X-mas. Also, I can do without an Optical Drive or buying a new OS to meet my budget.)


Basically, what will allow me to play Guild Wars 2, SC2, BF3, and CoD: Black Ops 2 at better settings: $400 of upgrades on my current system or a (Mini-ITX) ~$800 rig?


Please advice me on how to best spend $400 on upgrades, or how to optimize an $800 Mini-ITX build that will outperform an upgraded 3-year-old system for the games I mentioned.

Thank you for your time!
June 12, 2012 10:32:24 AM

WEll ITS ONLY A DUEL CORE (opps capps sorry) you could use quad core or better so id say sell and rebuild...
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June 12, 2012 11:24:19 AM

I guess I was wondering if picking up a used Core 2 Quad and two more gigs of ram plus a

ASUS 7850 Radeon 2GB
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007JLFV7U/?tag=pcpapi-20

could outperform the Mini-ITX build I linked. Or even just match it, since I really doubt I can sell my current system for $400...
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