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Old 11-07-2008, 03:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: Computer Value Degradation

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Originally Posted by ricanflow View Post
I use ebay but theyre charging too much now so im gonna branch off into craigslist.

Best thing to do though is find a nice case and power supply you like cause they can last through two-three builds.

GPU's are the easiest to upgrade and drop in value the quickest. They also affect gaming the most as opposed to the cpu. You dont need to sell anything from your system if you want, just by upgrading the GPU your performance will shoot up.

The psu you have is great and can last another year. If i had youre rig all i would do is upgrade the GPU and wait for new stuff to come out and drop in price..then do a mobo/cpu/ram upgrade and keep everything else.

You can sell that raptor though for around $100 and buy a 640gb western digital which is actually similar in performance but only costs $70.
I was under the impressions that PSUs last as long until they break down. Also do you really think anyone would buy a used 150 gig raptor drive when a brand new one runs for $160? Size of the hard drives was never really an issue for me but I bought a seagate 320 gig drive for the data storage option and the raptor purely for games and the OS. I personally like to keep my hard drives relatively clean and not clogged with junk and like to reformat every year or so ( although I'm 3 months past my reformat schedule ).
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