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Old 03-06-2005, 09:52 PM   #1
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Should i sell my computer for a new one?
My computer right now has:

Asus p4c800 deluxe motherboard with 478 socket
Intel Pentium 2.4 GHz with hyper threading 512 l2 cache
Ati 9600 128 mg video card
Creative sound blaster audigy sound card
1 gig of ddr ram
80 gig hard drive
Samsung dvd/cd-r/cd-rw combo drive
Antec truepower 430 watt power supply
THe case is an antec full size.

Do you guys see a lot of room for improvement with whats available on the market for a computer (just the tower) around $1000-1200? Or should I wait for prices to drop and such? Your thoughts would be appreciated.

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Old 03-06-2005, 11:02 PM   #2
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Personally, if I were you, I wouldn't fully upgrade. In my opinion, you still have a rather nice computer, and I would stick with it. The only thing I would change is your graphics card. I believe that the 9600 is becoming a bit outdated, but I really don't know...

So, if I were you, I wouldn't upgrade. That's my take on it.

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Old 03-06-2005, 11:28 PM   #3
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The only thing I see you could do it maybe new cpu
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Get that ram running in dual mode. just lite overclocking 5 percent would make a big diffence.
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Old 03-06-2005, 11:42 PM   #4
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i think u should keep it, maybe get a dvd burner if u care, and maybe, if u really wanna upgrade, ad 36.7 10k raptor. but right now, ur computer is fine as it is.
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Old 03-07-2005, 12:39 AM   #5
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Your PC is nice and comparable to most in-store models now. Keep it unless you have money to waste.
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Old 03-07-2005, 01:35 AM   #6
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yeah, its not too bad. i like the ram of 1 gb. i only have 512 and i really need 1 gb cause i video edit. but yeah. btw, how long ago did u get that comp?
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Old 03-07-2005, 04:21 AM   #7
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that comps great i don't see why you should sell it but get a new GPU if you play lotta games
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That's still a killer system!
If I had the extra money to spend, I would: upgrade the CPU, get a second 10K RPM HDD, A DVD burner, I would probably leave the video card alone, but thats just because I don't play many games, or do much GPU intensive stuff......but that's just me.
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Yeah get a new gpu and just overclock the cpu to bout 3.oghz with good cooling!!
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A raptor isn that much different then a 7200. I have both speeds and its not that of an increase...dont waste the money.
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