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Should I buy or not? New desktop

by Banankakan / September 1, 2016 9:13 AM PDT

So I am not an expert when it comes to PC specs. I will make sure to learn eventually but right now I want a quick answer.

So a friend is offering me his PC for sale. Price is 500 dollars roughly from another currency.

Specs are:
- i7 - 2600K
- GTX 680 Sli
- 3 x 120GB SSDs (Raid0)
- 2TB HDD
- 8GB ram (space for 16)

My current specs are:
- i7 - 2600K
- GTX 580
- 120GB SSD
- 2TB HDD
- 8GB ram (space for 16)

I will mainly use this PC for 3d modelling and rendering, nothing super fancy but I am trying to learn a lot. Some gaming but not that much.

Thats it

is it worth it pricewise or could i build a better rig or upgrade my own for a similar price? My rig has always been wierd and has had to be repaired many times so I preferably dont want to risk upgrading it and it not working.

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I would not buy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2016 9:23 AM PDT

The SSD is nice but to RAID 0 those may not gain much speed but would get them to look like a 360GB or so SSD. Here the 480 to 512GB SSD runs 100 bucks on sale so you have a nearly same system.

The GPU can be compared at GPUBOSS so let's check that out.
http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GTX-680-vs-GeForce-GTX-580

This shows less than a 2 percent gain so no winner.

This is not a good deal. You can match his or exceed it for less than 500 bucks.

99 bucks for a 480GB SSD.
410 or so bucks for a new 1070.
http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Nvidia-GeForce-GTX-1070-vs-GeForce-GTX-580

If the bucks aren't there either don't change a thing or shop the 960, 970, 980.

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Upgrade
by Bob__B / September 1, 2016 4:10 PM PDT

But first tell about your mobo.....make and model?
Tell about your ram.....1x8GB?.....2x4GB?.....speed?

Repaired many times?
What keeps breaking?

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