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5 year old PC upgrade or buy NEW?

Postby GEORGIAN » Tue May 26, 2015 5:41 pm

Hi.
Have 5 year old EVGA E760 Classified with cheap i7 920 Quad CPU, so wanted to upgrade to Xeon 6 Core w3680 ($160) and GPU R9 290x ($300), total $450.
Do you think it's wort spend $450 for old PC? Or by new PC?(Then instead $450 (W3680+GPU R9 290X) i need to spend ~~$1500 but will have longer life)
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Re: 5 year old PC upgrade or buy NEW?

Postby evasive » Wed May 27, 2015 2:11 am

Motherboards age
Power supplies age
harddisks/SSDs age

With every year you have a bigger risk of one of the major components failing. I'd sell this system as long as it is still working and use the money from that to pay for the new system.
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Re: 5 year old PC upgrade or buy NEW?

Postby rascard2007 » Wed May 27, 2015 6:30 am

I think it´s better to sale ur actuial system and buy a new one, remember to remove all ur sensible information stored on ur actual PC, or even better keep the old disks with U
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Re: 5 year old PC upgrade or buy NEW?

Postby GEORGIAN » Wed May 27, 2015 2:52 pm

Thanks, that's a good point, in 5 years something should fail but i have Lifetime warranty on Mob and Graphic card. It still better to sell it right?
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Re: 5 year old PC upgrade or buy NEW?

Postby Karlsweldt » Wed May 27, 2015 4:15 pm

Small DC cooling fans do not have a very long life.. especially the sleeve-bearing type. They may need maintenance yearly or so, and cleaning. Capacitors can fail due to excess heat. Or the dreaded "bad caps" syndrome.
Maybe as evasive suggested, offering it for sale or trade toward a newer model. But your hard drive has personal info that you don't want made public. New hard drive, adequate size, when trading or selling!
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Re: 5 year old PC upgrade or buy NEW?

Postby GEORGIAN » Thu May 28, 2015 2:19 pm

Thanks.
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