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 m 0 l urbanium December 28, 2010 3:07:53 PM Quote:what's your budget.? Quite limited...about 200 euros. m 0 l 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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUpgrading or new build, what to keep or start from scratch? Forum SolvedUpgrading components when there's possible hardware problems or starting from scratch? Forum SolvedShould I Upgrade Or Start From Scratch? Please Help! Forum SolvedUpgrade or start from scratch? Gaming/Work Rig Forum SolvedShould I buy this PC and upgrade it or start from scratch. Forum SolvedMinor upgrades, or start from scratch? Forum SolvedUpgrade Or Start From Scratch (Development Machine) Forum SolvedUpgrade or start from scratch (gaming) Forum Can I upgrade or start from scratch? Forum Possible Upgrade? Or start from scratch Forum Time to upgrade? or start from scratch? Forum Upgrading or Starting from scratch Forum RAM CL: upgrade or start from scratch? Forum SolvedHave windows 7 and code, but no disk. How to start from scratch and reinstall Windows 7 Forum SolvedPrebuilt or start from scratch Forum SolvedThinking of building a PC for gamining and need help figuring out what I should get (starting from scratch) Forum Solved$1500 Gaming PC STARTING FROM SCRATCH Forum SolvedGaming Build $1800 starting from scratch .... Need Advice !!! Forum SolvedStarting from scratch again: ~1.3k build Forum SolvedItching to upgrade. Where to scratch? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !