I am currently using an AMD-based system I built roughly 5 years ago. It is composed of:
XION Onyx XON-303 case
ASUS M4A77D mb
COOLMAX CP-500T PS
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ cpu
6GB DDR2 DRAM
Seagate 320GB 7200 HDD
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 graphics card
ASUS VH242H monitor
My guess is that the only reusable part is the case and W7....in any event the intended use will primarily be still photograph editing and storage. No games or video editing. I have been advised that a more cost effective solution may be to purchase a Dell 8500 from the outlet (~$700) and upgrade with a SSD ($100)....honestly, I am 5 years out of date...and sure could use some advice.
id suggest getting a new rig. the graphics card, monitor and a retail copy of windows are still useable.
Yeah, that is kind of what I figured...the question is: is it still cost effective to build, given the input I received regarding the Dell, and if so can you suggest components? I am quite out of date.....
use the old hard drive to store data. install the os onto the SSD.
the old hard drive will not work if it does not use a sata interface (if it uses those belts, they dont work)
Wow, sounds like a pretty nice system...and very cost effective. Is it in the same performance ball park as the Dell?
Do you feel that my old video card will be good enough?
BTW, the HDD I am currently using is SATA.
i changed the motherboard since msi is a bit more well known and id trust them a little more than ecs. i havent used ECS in a long time (since the p4 and athlon 64 days) so i dont know too much what they are up to now