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Should I? Or Get A New Gaming Rig?

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October 19, 2011 12:41:14 PM

My Specs:
E-View ATX 480W PSU
Intel C2D E4500 2.2GHz @ 2.6GHz *Overclock* (Will O.C Again)
P5GC-Mx MoBo.
3GB 667MHz KINGSTON RAM.
Gigabyte Nvidia Geforce G210 1GB *Overclock* (Will O.C Again)
160GB Of HDD.
Windows XP SP3.
Directx9.0c

Latest games i able to run without problems:
COD 4 Modern Warfare.
COD 5 World At War.
COD 6 Modern Warfare 2.
Assassin Creed Brotherhood.
F1 2010.
NFS Hot Pursuit 2010.
R6 Vegas 2.
All in 1024x768 Screen resolution. (with AA2)

I Needed Advice Should i upgrade my PC as possible as it can or should i get a new 1?
if Upgrade:
Intel C2D E4500 2.2GHz @ 2.7GHz or Above *Overclock*
4GB 667MHz KINGSTON RAM.
Nvidia GT 220 Or Any GPU Needed To run between 300w-400w
500GB + 160 GB HDD.
Windows 7.
Directx11

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October 19, 2011 12:49:52 PM

i wouldnt upgrade that system, build new.
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October 19, 2011 12:51:30 PM

Whats your badget?
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October 19, 2011 12:54:08 PM

IF I Get a NEW GAMING RIG: I will Get This:
Cooler Master Elite 310 ATX Casing
500W Cooler Master PSU.
AMD Athlon II x2 250 AM3 Processor.
GIGABYTE GA-M68MT-S2P MoBo.
4/6 GB DDR3 1333MHz TRANSCEND RAM.
GIGABYTE ATI RADEON HD5570 1GB (GV-R5570OC-1GI)
A DVD R/W.
500GB Internal HDD.
Windows 7.

Anymore or Anything i haven't stated?
The Question is, Was is worth it to upgrade or buy a new 1?
im 16 and im still working the $ Saving if i do buy a new 1.
i doesn't need to w8 if i just upgrade my old 1.

It Cost 400USD. But In Malaysia,WOW...Rm1172.
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October 19, 2011 12:55:27 PM

Wow. I've not seen someone play at 1024x768 for a while! 1337. :) 

The upgrades you've pointed out are going to result in marginal improvements, and you may not even notice them outside of benchmarking programs. In my view, you'd waste your money. Also, is your version of Windows 64-bit? If not, then you won't get the full use of 4GB of RAM (probably between 3.25 - 3.75GB).

As always, it's dependent on budget, but I would pat your trusty rig on the head and quietly plan an upgrade. You can get a reasonably well-specced budget gaming machine built for under £500 right now, and it'll play at 1080p resolution.
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October 19, 2011 1:00:44 PM

Missed your last posts as I was typing...

Firstly, if you keep your existing system, replace that PSU...meant to say that earlier.

Secondly, Coolermaster PSUs aren't the best...probably better than generic, but try and get an 80+ certified PSU. They're not that expensive, really.

An X2 is OK, an X4 would be better. Depending on what resolution you're aiming for, I'd not necessarily get a 5570. Not too hot on AMD cards, but something equivalent to an Nvidia GTX550/560/560Ti would stand you in better stead. Also, 4GB of RAM is sufficient right now, and leaves space for another 2x2GB later on if necessary.
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October 19, 2011 1:05:27 PM

Memnarchon said:
Whats your badget?

Between 290 USD to 500 USD.
In Malaysia Is Rm900 to Rm1500.


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October 19, 2011 1:09:21 PM

I would personally look at upgrading to one of the Toms Hardware marathon system builds. So gaming, enthusiast or performance. Whichever you have the money for and is better than your current

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-cpu-sli-s...

It's human nature to want more, more, more. The question is, are you happy with your current build? Do you have the money spare for a new one?

I tend to keep mine for ages before changing, but then upgrade to something decent although not TOO pricey (however I would love to try the i7 extreme edition).
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October 19, 2011 1:12:16 PM

diellur said:
Missed your last posts as I was typing...

Firstly, if you keep your existing system, replace that PSU...meant to say that earlier.

Secondly, Coolermaster PSUs aren't the best...probably better than generic, but try and get an 80+ certified PSU. They're not that expensive, really.

An X2 is OK, an X4 would be better. Depending on what resolution you're aiming for, I'd not necessarily get a 5570. Not too hot on AMD cards, but something equivalent to an Nvidia GTX550/560/560Ti would stand you in better stead. Also, 4GB of RAM is sufficient right now, and leaves space for another 2x2GB later on if necessary.


OK,The PSU, i keep that in mind.For Both if im thinking bout upgrading or buying a new 1.
And,Seems Like i need to change my Targeted MoBo?
That MoBo Only Have 2 RAM Slots(Fail)
Btw,Its a bundle set( The Processor,the MoBo,and the ram,Thinking about adding 4GB Ram if i want to,a total of 6GB Ram,Was it good enough? :??:  )
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October 19, 2011 1:17:38 PM

seogoat said:
I would personally look at upgrading to one of the Toms Hardware marathon sytem builds. So gaming, enthusiast or performance. Whichever you have the money for and is better than your current

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-cpu-sli-s...

It's human nature to want more, more, more. The question is, are you happy with your current build? Do you have the money spare for a new one?

I tend to keep mine for ages before changing, but then upgrade to something decent although not TOO pricey (however I would love to try the i7 extreme edition).


Ok.i get what you meant.
Yes.Happy(kinda) with my current build, having fun and busy typing some O.C fail reports,O.C reports,upgrading that,upgrading this,the GPU And the game's requirement recently i'm working. Yup. 'Some' Money i guess. Yes, Not TOO Pricey. :) 
i would like to try the Phenom Black edition Core Processor if i win a jackpot and buy them all in 1 piece! :na: 
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