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Should i update my gaming computer or just build a whole new one??

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December 3, 2013 6:07:36 AM

Im not much of a computer guy so im not sure what to do...im currently running an
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400@3.00GHz
2.00GB of RAM
64bit Operating System
with a Zotac GTX 560 graphics card on an
Asus P5N-D mobo with 750 psu....
not sure if i left anything important out...but i guess my question is, is this build worth upgrading or am i better off just building a new one from scratch?? im not sure what chipset i can even upgrade her too...but from what ive read i think an E8500 is all i can do, i may be wrong but is that even gonna be much of a difference compared to the E8400 im running now?
Forgive me if i put this in the wrong catagory...
im mainly using her for WoW and the occasional web surfing...but shes starting to lag alot lately, it takes forever to boot up, load, and pretty much everything else...thanks for listening to me jabber on, if you can help id greatly appreciate it.
a b 4 Gaming
December 3, 2013 6:21:36 AM

Definitely worth a rebuild. You will get much more use out of a new system, as the one you have currently is almost entirely stuck for upgrades. Do you have a certain budget?
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December 3, 2013 3:08:02 PM

im trying to stay under $600
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December 3, 2013 3:21:22 PM

devldoc said:
im trying to stay under $600


Well it's not that bad. If you don't want to buy a whole new system you could buy a SSD and add some more ram, add a hyper 212 evo to overclock the CPU and get a bigger HDD.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 3, 2013 3:27:46 PM

Awfully similar to one of my PC's, I intend to replace the CPU, Mobo, RAM and GPU next year when Broadwell and Maxwell are released.
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December 3, 2013 5:16:08 PM

Would the upgrades cost as much as a new rig? If that's the case I'd prefer to buy something straight out then buy each piece one by one
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a b 4 Gaming
December 3, 2013 5:19:22 PM

devldoc said:
Would the upgrades cost as much as a new rig? If that's the case I'd prefer to buy something straight out then buy each piece one by one


I don't know what my intended upgrade will cost as the parts have yet to be released.
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December 3, 2013 5:33:00 PM

A whole new rebuild sounds like more then I can handle lol....I think I'll go ahead with buying a new one straight out....I know the new machine won't be a beast by any means...but can you recommend a decent gaming computer in the range of 600-800 bucks?
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a b 4 Gaming
December 4, 2013 5:59:23 AM

I would not recommend buying a prebuilt PC, terrible bang for buck. Here is the best build I can put together while sticking as close to $600 as possible:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($183.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $653.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-04 08:58 EST-0500)
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December 5, 2013 5:51:39 AM

Thanks expl0itfinder, that sounds like my best bet, and thanks to everyone else for their input:-)
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