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Hmm... thinking of a new tower...

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:22 am
by Rath Darkblade
...let's face it, my old workhorse might be coming to the end of its days. :( I've had it for about 4-5 years, but in a year or two I might need to seriously think about an upgrade. :|

So... current stats are:

- Intel i3 @ 3.07Ghz processor
- 4 GB RAM
- 1 TB HDD (Samsung HD 103SJ ATA Device)
- AMD Radeon HD 5670

The tower I'm thinking of has the following stats:

- i5_4440 @ 3.1 Ghz processor
- 8 GB RAM
- 2 GB Graphics card (I thought it was in-built - but it's a Radeon R7 240)
- Power supply: Internal 300W (100V-240V)

This tower is a HP Pavilion 500-201a - the link is to HP's stats for this tower, as I know many of you know more about hardware than I do! :oops:

This tower is currently on sale for $698 AUD, i.e. $540.71 USD; the usual price is $898 AUD, i.e. $695.64 USD.

What do you think? Is this tower a good deal? Not such a good deal? Personally I'd prefer an i7, but I simply can't afford one right now. *shrug* Still, I believe the i5 is a good processor... no? :)