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New System - Specs okay?

Question asked by Martin Wrann on Jan 15, 2008
Latest reply on Jan 30, 2008 by Martin Wrann

My "old" PC is fairly slow, so I'm thinking of upgrading it.

Currently I'm using:

Core 2 Duo E6300 (1,86GHz 1066MHz FSB)
2GB RAM (DDR2-533)
Intel DQ965GF Motherboard
PNY Quadro FX 570

I'm planning to switch over to:

Core 2 Duo E6850 (3,0GHz, 1333MHz FSB)
4GB RAM (DDR2-1066)
Intel DP35DP Motherboard
2 WD 250GB HDD @ RAID1

I'm going to keep my FX570, it's fast enough for what I am doing.

I'm running Windows XP Pro SP2, SWX2008 and CamWorks (5-Axis simultaneous).

Do you think it's worth the bucks? From what I've read by now, the CPU is the most important component. Unfortunately the new Core 2 Duos with 6MB Cache are not yet available - could the larger cache be an argument to wait a little?
How about RAID? Is there an improvement notiveable?

Thanx 4 all comments!!