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Old 05-02-2007, 07:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,

Can you lot tell me is it worth upgrading all these parts or leaving them

E6300 > E6600

Nvidia 7600 > 8800GTX

Single 36GB hard drive 10,000 > mirrior hardware RAID

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Old 05-02-2007, 10:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's not worth to upgrade your current E6300 for an E6600. Just overclock it past the E6600 speed, and it will perform better than the E6600.

With the graphic card, that is like night and day right there. Worth it. Make sure your power supply is sufficient enough to handle the 8800GTX.

Well for the hard drive upgrade, I think you should get another 250GB, and RAID with your current 250GB. You get even more space, for less money, than getting another 10k rpm drive. And it will perform equal to that of a single 10k rpm drive.



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The CPU...no not really as the extra cache doesn't help that much. The video card is a HUGE upgrade really.

Actually a single raptor is faster than 2 7200.10 drives in RAID0 still but not by enough to where it matters too much. I would use the single 36GB for windows and then run 2 7200.10's in RAID0 for everything else.
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