Current mother board : DDR2 , should i buy a new one?

Hello,
I currently have a DDR2 mother board with 2 gb ram and 250 gb hard disk and Interl Core 2 Duo processor no graphics card...

I want to play new games like gta 5 (comming up on september :) ) also this pc hangs most of the times.. it gets irritating sometimes...

Should i increase the ram to 4gb and a new hard disk of 1tb and a graphic card?
or should i buy a whole new pc with DDR3 mother board? and 4gb ram , hard disk and a graphic card??

I am confused because if suppose i want to improve my pc again in a year or two .. then there wont be much that i can do with DDR2 right?? like i only have 2 slots, so 2 rams of 2gb each are gonna take up the space..

So whats ur suggesstion ???
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  1. i would suggest that you build a new one (build your own).
    my brother was in a similar situation a few months ago.

    with ddr2, they are more expensive and slower than ddr3 (although ram prices increased recently i believe)
    and then, if you upgrade that ram you are still stuck with the old processor. AND if you decide to build a new one, you won't be able to use that fairly new ddr2 rams.

    so build a new one, it will be a lot faster than what you have now, and less likely to fail unlike what you have now. so start saving, and HOPE that gta5 would be ported better (a lot better) than gta4. gta4 couldn't run properly at max settings even with high end parts
  2. Cons29 said:
    i would suggest that you build a new one (build your own).
    my brother was in a similar situation a few months ago.

    with ddr2, they are more expensive and slower than ddr3 (although ram prices increased recently i believe)
    and then, if you upgrade that ram you are still stuck with the old processor. AND if you decide to build a new one, you won't be able to use that fairly new ddr2 rams.

    so build a new one, it will be a lot faster than what you have now, and less likely to fail unlike what you have now. so start saving, and HOPE that gta5 would be ported better (a lot better) than gta4. gta4 couldn't run properly at max settings even with high end parts


    Um dun know bout that GTA 4 :P , would be playing GTA series for first time on my pc :P the ps3 game costs a lot to me .. and me n my 2 friends contribute and buy game for pc so its gonna be cheap for pc :P

    And thanks for your sugestion .. would you like to recomend me what processor and graphics card and motherboard(only of gigabyte) should i buy ,, i dun want them to be too costly ..
    I assume i might be able to afford 400 to 450$ (i.e. 20,000 Rupees)
  3. do you have an operating system on a disc?
  4. swifty_morgan said:
    do you have an operating system on a disc?

    Ya i have few of them
    1. Windows 8 (original)
    2.Ubuntu 12.04
    3. Windows 7(Expired , Original)
  5. sorry forgot to ask. what is power supply ( link ) and what monitor/resolution?
  6. 1024 x 768

    And power supply is : ATX 400W, its like old one .. i had bought this in 2009 i guess
  7. what's the budget for a new build?
  8. your current build poses a lot of problems as far as upgrades. A quad core alone is too much to invest at this point in time so a rebuild is more in order. You system always starved itself for ram. that alone would have helped along the way..........

    the 1024x768 monitor....... if you're not upgrading that too soon an APU build would be a place to start.

    then you say you want to do another upgrade in a year or two........

    and your PS is old and probably not up to task........

    give me a while............. have things to do.
  9. swifty_morgan said:
    your current build poses a lot of problems as far as upgrades. A quad core alone is too much to invest at this point in time so a rebuild is more in order. You system always starved itself for ram. that alone would have helped along the way..........

    the 1024x768 monitor....... if you're not upgrading that too soon an APU build would be a place to start.

    then you say you want to do another upgrade in a year or two........

    and your PS is old and probably not up to task........

    give me a while............. have things to do.


    Okkk..
    But I am not considering to change my mouse keyboard cd-drive , and my display monitor .. and i am not sure if i will upgrade in a year or two ..
    And my budget is 400 to 500$ ...
  10. here http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18Gk7 over budget but bang-for-the-buck build, will be able to max all games at that resolution
  11. jinayhvora said:
    here http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18Gk7 over budget but bang-for-the-buck build, will be able to max all games at that resolution

    I dun need a new Cd/Dvd Writer .. nywys thanks for your suggesstion ..
    I edited it and it came to 529$ i.e. 26500rs in india ..
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18Gk2 :) i will keep that list in mind while buying .. but will stiill wait for others sugesstion ..
  12. I figure you would use your old case and you said you would use your old dvd-rom drive............ No HD included but instead put an SSD in the build. It's only a 120 but you could increase it to 256-ish if you wanted or just add a standard 7200rpm storage drive with it. Personally I think the platter drives are fast becoming obsolete and would add a second SSD for more storage if needed. ( I do now ). HD's are useless after using an SSD. anyways at 1024x768 this should be plenty....... $445.00 U.S.

    mobo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157334
    ps
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033
    ram
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460
    apu
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280
    ssd
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233404
  13. Thankyou :)
    I would go with gigabyte motherboards rather than asrock :) as it has a main center of production near my house its gonna be cheap for me to buy soo..
    And thankyou once again :)
  14. your welcome. good luck with it.
  15. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128579

    hows this mobo?? As jinayhvora sugessted
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