How do these machines compare to each other?

By JohnK93
Oct 11, 2005
  1. Hey all,
    I'm planning on building a computer (my first, and I'm a bit confused, but learning as I go) and want to know how my planned build will compare to my computer at work. What I have at work is a Dell precision 370 with a Pentium 4 rated at 3.2GHz, 1G ram (I think). Not sure exactly which video card is in it, some NVidia quadro.

    What I'm planning on buying is an AMD 3700 (939), an Asus A8N motherboard (not sure exactly which one), a video card in the $250-$300 range, and minimum of 1 Gig memory (in addition to all the other componants: PSU, hard drive, etc.)

    My question is whether the proposed machine will be worse than, as good as, or better than my office workstation. I do a lot of solid modeling at work, and will at home (in addition to some gaming), and don't want to build a machine that is worse than what I have, which is good, but doesn't handle the modeling flawlessly.

    Any thoughts?

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