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Old motherboard holding my system back for gaming?

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April 2, 2013 9:44:56 AM

Hi,

My PC is an upgraded Dell Inspiron 546, and I am beginning to wonder what lays ahead for the future.

My goal here is to be able to play the latest game releases coming in 2013. (e.g Watch Dogs) and I'm pretty sure my system is inadequate at the moment, the specs are as follows:

Motherboard- Dell 0F896N (AM2+)
CPU- AMD Phenom ii x2 565 Black Edition (3.4 GHz), overclocked to 3.9 GHz
Still with stock cooler
GPU- Radeon HD 5670 (Sapphire 1gb edition)
RAM- 4gb (2 x 2gb DDR2)
PSU- CIT Gold 550w
320gb HDD
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

At the moment I suppose it's alright for gaming but I feel it is far from being called a 'Gaming Rig'
My main concern is the Motherboard, which, using DDR2 and lacking newer technologies may hold the system back.

Do you think this is the case, and should I just further upgrade this system with a beefy graphics card, SSD ect. and still get results; or is it the end of the road and I need to build a new system with a better Motherboard?

Thanks

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April 2, 2013 9:53:22 AM

what you have will work,and with an SSD will be quicker... but it doesn't compare to what you can build today... IMO build a new machine with new technology when the games you want to play are out and available
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April 2, 2013 10:00:14 AM

well, u r being held back by cpu, gpu, mb and ram...... I would just wait and build a new rig when the time is right.
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April 2, 2013 10:02:55 AM

your GPU is slow. spend $200 for a gpu, that would be a good start. if you buy those cheap ones, they are slow
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April 2, 2013 11:12:07 AM

n3cw4rr10r said:
well, u r being held back by cpu, gpu, mb and ram...... I would just wait and build a new rig when the time is right.


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April 2, 2013 12:21:47 PM

Yeah, looks like I should do that then, next-gen intel processors will be out by the end of the year as well. I'll just wait and get a whole new rig.

Thanks for the advice
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