Is it worth to upgrade a ASUS P5K system? Tags: Homebuilt Asus Computer Motherboards Systems Last response: December 26, 2010 1:02 PM in Systems Share thunerman December 26, 2010 9:16:33 AM Hello everybody! I have a three year old computer based on the Asus P5K, P35 Socket 775 motherboard. CPU is Core 2 duo 2,7ghz and GPU is a 880GTS with 256MB. PSU is a brandname 600W unit. Is it worth to upgrade the computer with only a new processor (and maybe a GPU) that works with this motherboard, or should I buy a new MB, CPU and GPU? The computer is used for gaming, but I do (obviously ;-) not aim to be able to run the newest games on the highest settings. The general idea is to prolong the computers life about 2 years more. The budget is between 300$ and 400$, meaning that the difference in performance must be noticable to defend going from 300$ to 400$. More about : worth upgrade asus p5k system mdd1963 a b B Homebuilt system December 26, 2010 10:10:50 AM I'd personally be content with older games for now (FEAR, Quake 4, Medal of Honor!), and wait until you have enough money for mb/cpu combo (new SandyBridge cpus and socket 1155 boards coming soon), at least a GTX460, and memory. rolli59 a c 103 B Homebuilt system a c 274 Ĉ ASUS a c 1026 V Motherboard December 26, 2010 1:02:13 PM Overclock the CPU and add a better GPU HD6850 or GTX460 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Asus P5K P35 Chipset boot problem!!! Forum Windows 7 64 bit support ASUS P5K Vanilla Forum Asus P5K vs P5K Deluxe Forum Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R or ASUS P5K to budget OC with 2140/2160 Forum ( ASUS ) P5K vanilla (p35) vs. P5N32-E sli (680i) Forum P5K SE/EPU System Upgrade Forum P5K SE Realtek Onboard Audio Oddities Forum P5K Forum Upgrade my build - ASUS P5K SE LGA 775 Intel P35 Forum Upgrading my Video Card on my ASUS P5K Forum GA-P35-DS3P vs p5k premium for q6600 Forum Which P5k ? Forum P5K Deluxe\WiFi vs PK5 Premium\WiFi Forum ASUS P5K PRO with 7950 HD and issues Forum Upgrading my Asus P5K . Forum New Build, any good? Forum New Build and 5.1 sound system Forum Building a HTPC/Gaming/Misc system. Forum Upgrade good idea? Forum [Solved] Budget System Build + HTPC less than $300 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !