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Looking to Upgrade PC

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#1 thebestrc


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 05:34 PM

Hey Everyone,


I'm looking to upgrade my PC since i first built it over 7 years ago.


Here is my current pc spec:

Intel Core2 Duo

DELL P2414H (1920x1080@60Hz)
512MB NVIDIA 9800GT Graphics Card

1TB Western Digital WDC WD1003FBYX-18Y7B0 ATA Device (SATA)

1.5TB Western Digital WDC WD15EADS-00P8B0 ATA Device (SATA)
1TB Seagate ST31000322CS ATA Device (SATA)
2TB Seagate ST2000DL003-9VT166 ATA Device (SATA)

600W PSU


I'm looking to upgrade. Not really a heavy gamer play FIFA, COD, Halo etc and basically just use my PC for basic stuff; Office, Chrome, Kodi, TV mainly and torrents. I'd like to be able to hook up my TV watch stuff directly and play games in 1080P. What would you recommend? I've already got a 120GB SSD & 64 bit OS , no peripherals required just components. Budget is around £300-£500 for ram motherboard case gfx card psu and anything that can fit into that budget.


I've mocked up two different setups so far and was just wondering which of the two would be better. Any tips or suggestion would be much appreciated. I know i've gone slightly past my budget but was hoping someone could steer me in the right direct and see if overextending myself would be worth it.


Mock Build 1: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/6hrzD3


Mock Build 2 : http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/qTjYjX

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#2 Captain_Chicken


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Posted 22 October 2015 - 07:29 AM

You have 2 options:

1. Upgrade current pc. You can upgrade the core 2 duo to a core 2 quad, upgrade the graphics card and add ram.

2. Build new pc. Both builds look well balanced, so it can really be you preference which you choose.

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