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computer upgrading (and some downgrading from my other) is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by christarp, Aug 3, 2007.

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  1. christarp

    christarp Thread Starter

    Jul 21, 2007
    Ok, so I have a couple questions. I'm going to refer to this later, so I'm posting my computer specs right now, and then after explaining, after what I did.

    Current rigs:


    AMD x2 6000+ ~ 3.0 ghz (dual core)
    2 gb RAM ~ 1066 mhz
    7950 GT OC (two in sli)


    amd 64 3200 ~ 2.2 ghz (single core)
    1 gb RAM ~ 266 mhz
    x700 pro
    (keep in mind this computer ONLY supports ddr and AGP)

    Now, here's my idea, from making my gaming rig, I had old parts:
    AMD x2 4600 ~ 2.4 ghz (dual core)
    motherboard that supports PCI-e, DDR 2 RAM.

    Now, I take the old mobo, and processor, which gives me dual core, to replace my *other* computer, then I take ONE of the 7950 gt oc's out of my gaming and just buy a stick of RAM.

    I will only have to spend $80 on some DDR2 RAM to turn my other computer to this:

    AMD x2 4600
    2 GB RAM ~ 800 Mhz
    7950 gt oc (only one)
    This new *other* computer will support pci-e and ddr2 instead of only agp and DDR

    and my gaming will just not have SLI 7950 gt oc's.

    My question: would it be worth it to have the other computer turned into the new other computer?

    Question 2: Will a 7950 gt oc WITHOUT SLI be a big loss over two of them in sli? (cause I don't have an extra PCI-e card, I will have to take one of them out of my gaming rig)

    Please help.
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