New PC components Part 1 - Overview
2011-11-20Three weeks ago i sold some of my computer's components, namely an AMD Athlon X2 4200+ (2x2.2 GHz), an MSI K9N Neo V2 mainboard and 3 gigs of RAM (AData and Kingston). Few days later the new components arrived: AMD Athlon II X2 255 (2x3,1 GHz), Gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3 mainboard and 4 gigs of Kingston DDR3 1600 MHz RAM. The change was not necessary to cover my performance needs since I was quite pleased how the old config worked. But I made some speculations. Firstly, it was about money. The old config could have served me for another more 2 years but at that time its financial value would have dropped to a very low level. In that case I'd see myself forced to pay at least 80-90 % of the new hardware (the rest being covered by money from sold old config). So, I decided to sell it now so I can cover cca half the aquisition costs. The second reason was that I can raise the performance with almost 50 % at the same power consumption, but have much lower consumption when in idle mode. Go to the next page to read about the components.