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Upgrade or a new Gaming PC?

I'm thinking about getting a new gaming PC or upgrading my old one so I can run games that are coming out later this year (Cod: Ghost, BF4, Watch Dogs, Assassins Creed etc.). Can barely play BF4 Beta right now.
Here is what I have right now (approximately 3 years old)

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM3 3.4GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 AMD870 ATX AM3 DDR3 1PCI-E 2PCI RAID HD Sound GBLAN SATA3
Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9AD3K2/4G 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-27 Dual Channel Memory Kit
XFX Radeon HD 5770 850MHZ 1GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI
Seasonic S12II 620W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX Power Supply Active
Western Digital WD Caviar Blue 1TB

Some of these even below the minimum requirements. So, I was wondering if it makes any sense to upgrade the system or is it cheaper and better to get a new one. Any idea how much would my PC cost on the secondary market?

The budget is about 800$. I'm in Canada right now.

Thanks
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  1. my suggestion:

    1. oc your proc, that is a very good processor for overclocking , but you need to buy a aftermarket cooler it

    2. upgrade your video card to a 660,660 ti, or any amd 7800 series cards

    3. add a SSD drive in your system - this will help you system a lot in terms of performance

    4. now if all of those upgrades didn't make any difference, you can transfer to parts on your new rig :)

    just my 2 cents
  2. nondy said:
    my suggestion:

    1. oc your proc, that is a very good processor for overclocking , but you need to buy a aftermarket cooler it

    2. upgrade your video card to a 660,660 ti, or any amd 7800 series cards

    3. add a SSD drive in your system - this will help you system a lot in terms of performance

    4. now if all of those upgrades didn't make any difference, you can transfer to parts on your new rig :)

    just my 2 cents


    Thanks nondy. I dont think that my proc can be oc enough to play new games. Or am I wrong?
    Are all of yours video cards compatible with my mobo?

    Anything more specific would be great
  3. Best answer
    hi andrew

    you can start here by reading this http://www.overclock.net/t/1249327/help-overclocking-amd-phenom-ii-x4-965-black-edition/90 for overyclocking your processor or you can watch some you tube videos on it

    yep all of those video cards compatible with your board and your psu can handle to cards :)
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