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Old 12-11-2006, 05:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Should I upgrade? or build a new one?

This is my current computer. Wondering if i shoudl upgrade or build a new one, I am going to keep the same powersupply and case.

eVGA e-GeForce 7800 GT PCI Express 256MB DDR3

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Processor (Venice)

Liteon SOHW-1693S 16X DVD Dual Drive

Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 80GB Serial ATA 7200RPM

MSI K8N NEO4-F nForce4 Athlon 64

G.Skill 2x1GB Value Ram PC3200 DDR400

Antec TruePower 2.0 TP-II 480 Blue 480W

not to mention big typhoon

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Old 12-11-2006, 05:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That all depends on what you want it for? your parts are still decent, albeit a little dated, but good none the less. I might say hold off on a new build and get a better CPU. maybe a dual core? but the rest still looks good.

How bad do you want to spend the money on a complete build? You would be looking at a whole new core...


Depending on what you get that can run 600 plus...

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Old 12-11-2006, 04:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah, i think i am going to just replace the cpu. Thanks!
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Old 12-11-2006, 11:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't even think you should bother unless you need dual core that bad.
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