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Should I upgrade or build new setup

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#1 DrEastwood


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Posted 27 June 2016 - 04:11 PM

I'm not sure if I should upgrade my computer or just do a whole new build. Its going to be a computer for gaming and my current computer is having difficulties to running newer games. To be able to play, I've been having to run lowest graphics on everything in order to just play. Please help!


Here are my specs:


Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
AMD Phenom II X4 965 69 °C
Deneb 45nm Technology
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 (9-9-9-24)
ASUSTeK Computer INC. M5A97 (AM3r2) 38 °C
Cinema (1680x1050@60Hz)
2D FHD LG TV (1920x1080@60Hz)
1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series (XFX Pine Group) 53 °C
111GB INTEL SS DSC2BW120A4 SATA Disk Device (SSD) 30 °C
298GB SAMSUNG HM321HI SATA Disk Device (SATA) 32 °C
Optical Drives
Realtek High Definition Audio

Edited by DrEastwood, 27 June 2016 - 07:24 PM.

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#2 Zone_86


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Posted 28 June 2016 - 12:33 AM

You have a quality Asus 970 AM3+ mainboard. If it were me I would get an FX 8320 and OC it to about 4.2 (conservative), and wait for the RX 480 other than reference,  and GTX 1060/1080 to drop in prices. When all of that happens you will be sitting with a better CPU and ready for a better graphics card.

#3 DJBPace07


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Posted 28 June 2016 - 06:24 AM

Zone_86's idea will certainly get you a good system for the next year or so.  I'm holding off upgrading my FX-8350 and GTX 980 until AMD's Zen CPU's and Vega GPU's are out towards the end of this year.



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