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 102 B Homebuilt system a c 257 Ĉ ASUS a c 978 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 : ForumAsus P5K P35 Chipset boot problem!!! ForumWindows 7 64 bit support ASUS P5K Vanilla ForumAsus P5K vs P5K Deluxe ForumGigabyte GA-P35-DS3R or ASUS P5K to budget OC with 2140/2160 Forum( ASUS ) P5K vanilla (p35) vs. P5N32-E sli (680i) ForumP5K SE/EPU System Upgrade ForumP5K SE Realtek Onboard Audio Oddities ForumP5K ForumUpgrade my build - ASUS P5K SE LGA 775 Intel P35 ForumUpgrading my Video Card on my ASUS P5K ForumGA-P35-DS3P vs p5k premium for q6600 ForumWhich P5k ? ForumP5K Deluxe\WiFi vs PK5 Premium\WiFi ForumASUS P5K PRO with 7950 HD and issues ForumUpgrading my Asus P5K . ForumNew Build, any good? ForumNew Build and 5.1 sound system ForumBuilding a HTPC/Gaming/Misc system. ForumUpgrade good idea? Forum[Solved] Budget System Build + HTPC less than $300 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !