Here's the deal...
I have a very old system. It's a HP workstation xw8200. It'll be 10 years old this summer. When I purchased it was amazingly powerful with these thunder specs:
Processors: 2 x Intel Xeon 3.40 GHz (64bit)
RAM: 4GB originally. 10GB today (DDR2!!)
Current GPU: Nvidia GTX660 Ti 2GB
Corrent OS: Windows 8 Pro 64bit.
Here's where I need some perspective. I want to buy a new system but I have a limited budget. Because my system used to be quite powerful I feel like a have to buy a very powerful system today to replace my beloved workstation.
So how would a system with an i3 processor, 6 to 8 GB of RAM (DDR3) stack up against my old system, for example?
I'll be using my current GPU for now.
Basically this is a mindset problem. Could a new low budget system blow my old system out of the water?