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How does my old rig compare to newer ones

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#1 Dell-lover


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Posted 08 December 2009 - 02:59 AM

I bought this old Dell Dimension 3000 from a friend for $50 and, besides reformating the hardrive, I have put about $200 worth of upgrades into it. Just wanted to know if this was a good deal and how it compares to newer computers. (runs on Windows XP)

(original) Pentium 4 Processor - 2.8GHz
(original) 80GB Hard Drive
2GB memory (upgraded from 512MB)
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE PCI sound card (upgraded from onboard audio)
380Watt Power Supply (upgraded from 250Watt)
Nvidia Geforce 9400 GT 1GB PCI video card (upgraded from integrated graphics)

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 08 December 2009 - 11:26 AM

Comparative purposes only: http://www.computerlx.com/config.aspx?t=&product_ID=743

No point in dumping money into an older system, IMO, when you can get a system with newer components, an O/S and a warranty...for about the same money.

At this time of year, many systems are dirt cheap...partially because they don't feature the newest processors. But for those with older systems, there are opportunities.


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Posted 08 December 2009 - 02:27 PM

Looks like you have reached the end of your ugprade list....Might be slow playing new release games but it should play WOW good enough as well as most older games,and plenty of power for internet, movies and music. I have a 3 gig p4 that I use for such....Oc'd to 3.45, but only have AGP with 6200, but plays WOW on med. settings with 30 FPS. Keep her going !!

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