Old motherboard holding my system back for gaming?
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?
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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
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.