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Hi I was wondering if it would be wise to spend $400 to upgrade?

My current specs I can sell for around $1200?

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The difference between both System New is ~ $400. I dont see how you can sell a used system and still make it a $400 difference.
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The difference in retail is closer to $2600 - $1700 so $900. But I can get the new system completely new for $1600 and I figure at $1200 someone would buy the old system making it a $400 upgrade.
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post #4 of 9
Question: Why not just buy a new mobo., CPU and CPU cooler and sell the old ones.

U don't have to sell everything... and buy something similar but with a different brand...

Just wondering
Edited by SpYFoXZeRo - 12/20/11 at 10:59am
post #5 of 9
Nope - pretty unwise to upgrade unless you are rendering or have other multi-threaded uses.

It will actually probably perform slightly worse in games by a couple of frames due to the larger cache/other factors. If you are gaming it's a bad idea.

I would sell off your 580 and get a 3gb card if you think you need the extra VRAM, and then jump to an Ivy Bridge 3770k when it releases. Rumored to be about $330~. That would be a more worthwhile upgrade.

Sounds like you have some money burning a hole in your pocket - buy some other components. Get a mech keyboard or a nice mouse. Add in a good soundcard. There are other things to do that you would benefit much more from than just swapping systems completely.
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Nope - pretty unwise to upgrade unless you are rendering or have other multi-threaded uses.
It will actually probably perform slightly worse in games by a couple of frames due to the larger cache/other factors. If you are gaming it's a bad idea.
I would sell off your 580 and get a 3gb card if you think you need the extra VRAM, and then jump to an Ivy Bridge 3770k when it releases. Rumored to be about $330~. That would be a more worthwhile upgrade.
Sounds like you have some money burning a hole in your pocket - buy some other components. Get a mech keyboard or a nice mouse. Add in a good soundcard. There are other things to do that you would benefit much more from than just swapping systems completely.

^^^I agree! A high-quality monitor upgrade (either hi-res IPS or 120Hz) is probably the most noticeable thing you can upgrade on a computer.
post #7 of 9
IF you can get the Second System for 1.6K get it. If its new you can sell it for more. It has better CPU, MB, More RAM, More vRAM, Extra SSD. That a bit upgrade for $400.
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That's what I was thinking it's all around upgrade rather than just cpu and mobo. But I do need to upgrade my monitor still running on a samsung 23" 1080p LED monitor.
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unless you need quad channel and 12 threads there is 0 reason. Unless you just want the best and brightest, who knows maybe you want PCI-E 3.0 now for the new GPUs.
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