Worth upgrading or start from scratch? Tags: Homebuilt Systems Last response: December 28, 2010 11:24 PM in Systems Share urbanium December 26, 2010 2:42:42 PM Hi, I would like to get opinions whether it is worth updating components into this system or are some of the parts holding back the rest too much. More specifically, is it worth buying a new graphic card + more RAM or is the processor too slow to keep up with anything new? System specs: Motherboard: ASUS P5KPL-AM IN/ROEM/SI PCU: Intel Pentium D 820 (2800 Mhz) Video Card: Intel G33 Chipset - Integrated Graphics 0 [AsusTek] 1 GB RAM Thank you in advance. More about : worth upgrading start scratch damasvara December 26, 2010 5:49:27 PM I'd say, build a new one. The performance vs price margin between upgrading and building from scratch isn't that much. Especially if you only replace the motherboard, CPU, PSU and RAM. Here's the minimum specs low down: Dual core CPU: $50 Decent GPU: $50 M/B: $50 GPU: $50 2GB DC DDR3: $30 (4GB will cost double) Decent 400W PSU: $40 (considering your current one is aging) That's a total of approx. : $270. Pretty cheap IMO urbanium December 28, 2010 3:07:53 PM Quote:what's your budget.? Quite limited...about 200 euros. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer joelmartinez a b B Homebuilt system December 28, 2010 11:24:13 PM That is really limited Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumPossible Upgrade? Or start from scratch ForumTime to upgrade? or start from scratch ? ForumUpgrade Or Start From Scratch (Development Machine) ForumRAM CL: upgrade or start from scratch ? ForumI need advice on upgrading my PC or building one from scratch . ForumUpgrade or start from scratch ? Gaming/Work Rig ForumUpgrade a prebuilt or build from scratch ? ForumMinor upgrades, or start from scratch ? ForumBuilding Brand New PC Gaming Rig From Scratch - $3000 Budget ForumUpgrade or Build from Scratch ForumStarting from scratch (almost) ForumNeed Advice Please - To Upgrade or Start from Scratch ForumNew Gaming/Music Prod. Unit from Scratch (~$1200) ForumPavilion elite... Worth upgrading ? ForumScratch Build Project: The Ultimate Computer Desk ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC Forum[Solved] Upgrading Asus A8N-SLI - Deluxe system ForumUpgrading pc ForumGot some money from Santa ForumUSB stops working after waking from sleep (S3) More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !