If I upgrade from my current build, will I get much improvement? Tags: Homebuilt Systems Last response: June 5, 2012 4:27 PM in Systems Share naex June 5, 2012 10:06:53 AM Hi, my question is simple - this is my current PC: 1 Antec Twelve Hundred Case 1 Scythe Mugen 2 CPU Cooler 2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB ST31000528AS 1 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM 1 Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 Motherboard 1 Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5970 2GB 1 Silverstone Strider Plus 1000W 1 Samsung 2443BW+ 24 Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor 1 ASUS DRW-24B1LT DVDRW Drive SATA 1 Intel Core i7 930 2 G.Skill PI Series F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1 Patriot Wildfire 128GB SSD which I bought in April 2010 (added the SSD recently) Also noteworthy, that CPU cooler does not fit that motherboard. So I only have the stock one on now If I was to buy a new computer now with the latest and greatest, would my current build be left in the dust? I'd like to know this because my graphics card is stuffing up (artifacts occurring, can't fix) so I'm tossing up between getting a new AMD 7970 or a whole new PC. If i were to get a 7970, I would see myself buying a new PC in about another year or so from now. And I'm not comfortable with overclocking, so I won't be doing that. More about : upgrade current build improvement mocchan a b B Homebuilt system June 5, 2012 10:28:16 AM Personally, your PC isn't slow by any means and I would prefer to get the 7970 You would probably see some performance increase with a new X79 rig, or Z77 rig, but I personally don't think the performance increase would be worth the money. naex June 5, 2012 10:40:05 AM yeah that's what I had been thinking ;P but thought i'd check with the community 1st Related resources How much improvement will I see? - Forum How much FPS improvement will I get? - Forum How much performance improvement ?? - Forum Will I see much improvement 3870 to 5770? - Forum My current build , please rate/have improvement ideas. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer naex June 5, 2012 4:19:12 PM Ahh, is my motherboard even going to work with the 7970 if the mobo is pci 2 for the graphics slot? FinneousPJ a b B Homebuilt system June 5, 2012 4:27:51 PM Yes, it will work. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumShould I notice much improvement if... ForumUpgrade current pc or build new? ForumImprovement to get from this upgrade ForumUpgrade time! Improving current PC for future. ForumAdvice Needed on Current Build - Upgrade Time? ForumIs there much improvement with a 670 over a 7850? ForumIs this i7 laptop a big improvement from my current laptop? ForumHow much of an improvement would this be? (A6 3600 - A8 3850) ForumCurrent : C2D E8200 - upgrade or buy new? ForumBuy new pc or upgrade current one ForumPSU upgrade for current and future builds ForumMajor Upgrades to Current Build ForumPCI compatibility question Forum[Solved] 1000$ dollar Pc Build Forum[Solved] Gaming Build, First One! More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !