dagenhammark wrote:Hehehe I'm fully aware of its age, don't hurt its feelings! Us students don't have all that much cash, especially when we have to finance our alcohol bills and trips to expensive holiday islands.
Its mainly a gaming rig although I don't tend to play cutting-edge FPS or the like.
dagenhammark wrote:Tell me how much performance gain I'll get moving from my current system to say, a new S939 AMD system with a new end graphics card.
Perhaps our excitable friend Pete has exagerrated a bit. You might only see a 6 to 8 deci-assload of performance gain in some applications. If PC gaming isn't a huge deal to you, there might be more important priorities.pete_roth wrote:A metric assload.... Your *everything* is outdated and would be considered low end or even obsolete for gaming. I wouldn't want to game on anything less than what I have, and I have the itch to upgrade myself.
I agree, without even knowing whether or not Pete hates his job. Generally, it takes a 25% increase in processor performance or video card performance for it to be noticeable to me. You should be able to get a 100% improvement on CPU gaming performance and a 300% performance boost on 3D gaming graphics without breaking the bank. The difference will be quite apparent.pete_roth wrote:A 939 solution will be huge. You'll notice everything faster. I'd stake my job on it.
There is almost no performance benefit for SATA150 over ATA133. However, if you are purchasing a new drive, the slimmer cables are nice.dagenhammark wrote: Western Digital 7200.8 IDE HD (if I used this for storage... would that be decent or does the SATA drive for storage give big perf increases?)
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