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Old 12-05-2006, 10:27 PM   #1
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Question Help me decide on my upgrade path

This is what i have

Amd 64 3500+ socket 939 on Gibabyte GA K8N SLI-Pro
1gb pc 3200 Kingston hyperX
SLI 2x PNY 7900gs
SB X-Fi
2x 300GB HD

I wanted to get 1gb more ram and update cpu. so here was my first choice

buy another 2x 512mb dual channel kingston hyperX $125
buy amd 64 x2 4600+ socket 939 for $225

then sell old cpu on ebay for aprox $40
total cost $310


then i thought maybe i can do this
update to the following
ECS NFORCE570 Mobo $75
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe $220
Kingston 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 667 PC2 5300 Dual Channel $195

Then sell all my older stuff i guess i can get $170 for old mobo cpu and ram on ebay
total cost of all new updates aprox $320.

Help me decide which way to go.
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:46 PM   #2
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Get the CPU and RAM. It's more worth it to hold to your system that can get higher speeds. Also, if you buy that rig, where's the HDD and optical drives?
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He already has 2x300gig hard drives from his previous system that he would be using...
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:56 PM   #4
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Well, yes, but maybe the guy's got in mind to sell the drives.
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:57 PM   #5
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Well, yes, but maybe the guy's got in mind to sell the drives.
Oh well in that case he would need to get new ones, but I wouldn't understand why unless maybe the ones he has now are IDE, and wants sata.
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Old 12-05-2006, 11:35 PM   #6
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Oh well in that case he would need to get new ones, but I wouldn't understand why unless maybe the ones he has now are IDE, and wants sata.
but thats really not to practicle yet...as far as Opticals are concerned...I mean yes there are SATA opticle drives but no they are not worth it...correct me if im wrong though...

and IDE will be OK for HD for a little while longer...I think lol
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Old 12-06-2006, 04:05 PM   #7
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I do have Sata and all other necessary peripherals. So option 1 i would stay AMD with new cpu and more ram or option 2 get Intel mobo and cpu and ram and sell all the old AMD stuff.
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Old 12-12-2006, 01:01 AM   #8
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well i went the intel route. the parts came in and i quickly assembled and benchmarked it using 3dmark 05. link below is screen shot of the results. tell me what you think. 3dmark results
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Old 12-12-2006, 09:12 AM   #9
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Fair enough. Are these the o6 or o5?
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Old 12-12-2006, 10:56 AM   #10
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these are 05. i will post image of 06 later. i think i scored around 8500 for that.

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Fair enough. Are these the o6 or o5?
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