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Should I upgrade my current computer or buy a new one?

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June 5, 2012 2:36:59 AM

I currently have an Asus Essentio. The full specs are in the link ( http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=46026... ). With about $500, should I upgrade it? Or the other option would be, sell it for $300-350, (which is confirmed) and have about $800 for a new one. I want to use it for gaming, as this is the primary use of it. I have a moniter, keybord, speekers and moniter. Also a copy of win 7 64 bit (i'm saving it for when I choose which one i'm doing). So all in all, what would get the best specs for the low budget. The games I want to play, are, Skyrim, Battlefield 3, Star Craft 2, Crysis 2 and 3, Star Wars the old republic (currently playin that), and when it comes out, The elder scrolls online. Sorry for bad spelling.
June 5, 2012 3:08:43 AM

You need a new system I think.

Processor: AMD Athlon™ II X2
Processor Speed: 2.8GHz
System Bus: 1066MHz
Cache Memory: 1MB
System Memory (RAM): 4GB
System Memory (RAM) Expandable To: 16GB
Type of Memory (RAM): DDR3
Hard Drive Type: SATA (7200 rpm)
Hard Drive Size: 750GB
Graphics: ATI Radeon 3000

The board is probably not very upgradeable.

$800 plus your Win 7 should get you quite an improvement.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
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