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Upgrade or replace System?


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#1 victor7

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 11:47 AM

Assembled in 2008.

-Aztec Nine Hundred

-Processor: Intel® Core™2 Extreme CPU Q6850 @ 3.00GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz

Available OS Memory: 4096MB RAM

 

-Asus P45 P5Q-E Crossfire Motherboard

-4 GB Crucial Ballistics PC2-6400RAM

-Raidmax 600W PS

-Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (2013)

BIOS: BIOS Date: 06/03/08 21:00:30 Ver: 08.00.14

DirectX Version: DirectX 11

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (2013)

WDC WD10EZEX HD (2011)

 

I just assembled things; based on advice from people who knew what and why to pick parts.

 

I'm thinking that it's getting old, and crashing while I'm playing The Forest,  or Crysis.  I'm thinking of replacing the Motherboard and CPU, plus moving up to 8GB RAM. 

 

Or I can pay up to $800 for a desktop gaming computer to handle games like The Forest, HalfLife, etc.

 

Suggestions?

 

 



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 12:53 PM

So here is my suggestion below.  New memory mobo chip cooler and GPU.  772.94  The Antec case you have probably does not have external usb 3.0 headers.  That is one downside.  Another is you will need a new OS unless you have a full version of windows and not an OEM version.  OEM versions of windows are only good for installation on one pc.

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HwQYK8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HwQYK8/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($229.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($26.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 7 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard 179.00 @ amazon
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card  ($289.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $772.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-09 13:51 EDT-0400

 

Had to edit price was wrong for no price on mobo


Edited by YeahBleeping, 09 July 2015 - 12:58 PM.


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 01:00 PM

If you ask my opinion I would replace. But really this is a choice that you only can decide since you will be the one building the computer if you go that route. You may save a few bucks.



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 02:07 PM

Victor,

 

Here's my recommended computer build.

 

Since you are using a 7 year old computer case and power supply unit, I have my doubt that the PSU has sufficient wattage to handle the new computer components.

 

That's the reason why I selected a new computer case and power supply unit to handle the new computer stuff. 

 

That will explain why my computer build is $133 over the budget. If you were to take that out... then I would easily meet the budget.

 

I selected the high end graphics card to handle most of your high end gaming.

 

 

 
Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($100.98 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card  ($269.99 @ Newegg) 
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer  ($17.67 @ Amazon) 
Total: $933.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-09 15:01 EDT-0400

Edited by hamluis, 22 August 2015 - 01:07 PM.


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Posted 31 July 2015 - 04:56 PM

Thank you. I'm going with this build with the mobo and CPU. As soon as I decide on the GPU I'll be in business. I like the info on an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970. I'll use my Antec and PS, I think. I had an accident and lost sight in one ey and full use of left hand. Makes assembly more difficult but... Thank you for your help.

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 09:02 PM

Thanks for all the good suggestions.  I took what I wanted to Fry's and spent $1300.  I used my Antec900 case, my DVD burner, 4 fans, and Audio Card,

 

I got;

MSI Z97A Gaming 7 MOBO

Intel Core   I5-4690 CPU

EVGA GTX970 4GB

120GB SSD

TT Smart 750W PS

16GB RAM

Corsair Raptor Gaming Keyboard

Corsair Raptor Gaming Mouse

TTP-Link Wireless Adaptor

 

Then Fry's cleaned out the case and installed everything; then tested it for 24 hours.  FREE

 

Thanks again for the advice from you all.  And thank you Fry's!






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