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Should I upgrade my current gaming PC or save up for a new one?

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Last response: in Systems
April 12, 2014 12:30:04 PM

Pretty much speaks for itself. I built the computer a little over a year ago, and am thinking of upgrading.
I primarily use the PC for gaming, but I also like to record gameplay, as I run a small youtube channel, and would still like my computer to get >60 fps while recording almost every game

Here are my current specs:
1TB hard drive
Core i5-3560 3.4 ghz quad core lga 1155
8 GB ram PC3 10666
AMD Radeon HD 7850 Sapphire 1GB
ASRock Z77 Extreme 4-M mobo
(It was built on a budget)

Looking to eventually upgrade to a much, much better one:
3-4 TB hard drive
Core i7-3770K 3.5 ghz quad core lga 1155
16gb ram
Geforce GTX 780 3GB GDDR5
and probably keep same motherboard.
and ill pry need to upgrade my power supply too...
Thanks to any input!

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April 12, 2014 12:50:12 PM

16 RAM is...very un needed, and man your rigs is good, maybe not for ultra gaming, but it looks good, i mean considering how much the upgrade is going to cost you versus the performance increase you are going to quite clear to me that you don't really need to upgrade...?
a c 466 4 Gaming
April 12, 2014 12:53:36 PM

DO NOT get an i7. it is so pointless.

Your current rig only needs a new GPU to max all current games easily.

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a b 4 Gaming
April 12, 2014 1:07:32 PM

1. upgrade gpu. with matching psu of course if needed.
2. you don't 'need' 16Gb of Ram unless you really do need it. Most games currently don't even come close to requiring 8Gb in a system.
3. Forget huge HDD's. They are uber expensive, and of little use to the public. Much better to get 2 or 3 1Tb-2Tb HDD's for storage, and an SSD 120Gb-256Gb for a boot/primary.
4. a i7-3770k is up to you, since mobo will support it, but there's nothing I can't do and do quite well with my i5. I'm not a BF4 multiplayer or WatchDogs fanatic with a need to have the ultimate detail and highest fps possible, so again, nothing I can't do with a i5 3570k.