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(Gaming) Upgrade or build new? (Prices in Post)

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October 8, 2012 4:37:29 PM

Upgrade or New?

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: This-next month

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400)300-500$
System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) GPU, PSU, and whatever else I need to upgrade, I'm not really sure.

Do you need to buy OS: Not sure

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, but anywhere is fine.

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Austin, Texas, US

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: I'm gonna go Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe (could you explain this to me?)

Your Monitor Resolution: 1600x900
Additional Comments: I'm wondering if I should upgrade this computer, if possible, what I would need to upgrade, or if I should save up a little more and get a new one. Also wondering if I could upgrade again in the future.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Want to start PC gaming, looking for a start.

If I upgrade price range is 300-500
If I buy new it's 500-750
October 8, 2012 4:55:07 PM

What computer are you talking about upgrading? I see no specs for an already existing PC. Please tell us what you already have (case, power supply brand and wattage, CPU, memory, motherboard, hard drive, graphics card, etc) so we can tell you exactly what your choices are.
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October 8, 2012 6:12:18 PM

Well, I cant suggest any recommendations if I have no idea what computer you are using.