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Can I do a decent upgrade to this PC? (P5Q Pro, Core2DuoE8400@3.00GHz,4,00GB Dual-Channel DDR2@399MHz)

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February 17, 2014 11:29:38 AM

So I am considering to buy a completely new setup or if it is worth to upgrade my current PC which I built in 2010. What do you say? Is there any hope for this setup to run the newest games and save some bucks, or might I just as well sell it and buy a brand new computer?

The specs:

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz
Wolfdale 45nm Technology
RAM
4,00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (5-5-5-18)

Motherboard:
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5Q-PRO (LGA 775)

Graphics:
LSL 3260W (1920x1200@59Hz)
896MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 (ASUStek Computer Inc)

Storage:
1397GB Western Digital WDC WD15EARS-00S8B1 ATA Device (SATA)

Appreciate your good advice :-)

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a b Ĉ ASUS
February 17, 2014 11:35:12 AM

It's probably best to move on to a new setup.
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a b Ĉ ASUS
February 17, 2014 11:38:54 AM

WOW. I'm like right there with you buddy!

I had a E4600 OCed to 3.0 and a GTX 260 (Currently still using until i get my new thermal pads from the GTX 480 i bought off a friend) and that ran pretty good for me on most games (Minus ones that needs DX11. I did use that on Crysis 3 with a 660 i borrowed. It LAGGED even on lowest settings.

Now i got a Q6600 OC'ed to 2.6 and it runs even better. Thinking of getting a Q9550 for a 100 bucks which is pretty much the Max you can get with a Socket 775.

I just got titan fall beta and it runs great on my 260 and Q660. If you want to run like 3 screens and everything max graphics then yea get a new PC. If you just do basic 1 screen stuff you can get a cheap video card upgrade and CPU for like 200-300. Otherwise if you can spend more would be better off getting at least a New Mobo, ram, cpu. Can keep the video card for a while and then upgrade that later.
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