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Upgrade Or Build Anew?

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Last response: in Systems
April 3, 2013 9:18:25 PM

The specs of my current computer are:

OS: Windows XP
Processor: Intel E8400 @ 3.00Ghz (2 CPUs)
RAM: 3072mb
Memory: 300gb
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ (512mb)
Motherboard: Biostar TP43D2-A7

Is it too out dated to be upgraded, if not, what components are in the most dire need of an upgrade?

Edit: The goal of this would be to play Bioshock Infinite at a similar visual quality to consoles.

Thank you for your time.

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a b à CPUs
April 3, 2013 9:44:26 PM

Build anew there's not much worth keeping.

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a b à CPUs
April 3, 2013 9:57:30 PM

If you're eager to drop a lot of cash now or wait till later then by all means build away!
But I just recently put a GTX650ti in my system and with 4GB of ram I run BF3 and CoDBC2 at 720p with decent settings on my 32" screen and it is smooth so I am sticking my extra cash in my jar for my next build which will beat what I could buy right now!
Plus, I might even be able to jump to the newest tech at that time, depending on when I feel I can't play a game I want to play at a decent quality and frame rate.
The E8400 can OC very well if you have the right mobo and heat sink so you can squeeze more out of it. I had mine up to 4GHz with stock but trimmed it back as the heat would have killed it and I could not afford the after market heat sink.
So there you have it...hope this helps!