Should I upgrade or get a new config?

Hey All,

My system's gone 3 years without upgrades, so should I upgrade or get a new one?

My current config. is:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 925 2.8 GHz. (Replaced 18 months ago under warranty)

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 5670 1GB

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-S2

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 320 GB 7200 RPM. Recently replaced under warranty

Cheap PSU. Works fine. Its about 350 W

Monitor: Samsung Samtron B1930 18.5" HD Ready

Approximate Purchase Date: In a month

Budget Range: 400$ for upgrades. 600$ for a new system.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Casual Gaming (I'm not a person who likes to max out games), Movies, Surfing.

Are you buying a monitor: Maybe. My Current one is a Samsung B1930 18.5" @ 1360x768

Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

Do you need to buy OS: No

Location: Bombay,India. Prices are 10-15% higher than those in US.

Parts Preferences:No preference.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire:No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1360x768. Not a fan of resolution

Additional Comments: I prefer games like COD's, GTA4, BF3, JC2.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: System's getting old. Might die one day.
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    That system wouldnt die soon, if it were, it would be because of the PSU.

    Up that GPU to a 7850/7870 and you should be good. PSU maybe to a 500W one from Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, XFX or Silverstone. Thats about it, unless you feel your Phenom isnt doing its job anymore. I would suggest waiting til you have more money to make a new system since your current system is a bit outdated. (Maybe $800-1000) Although, if you want your upgrade soon, then thats no problem.
  2. Thanks a lot for the prompt reply. Will surely get a new PSU in the coming days. (I suspected it of continuous breakdowns of the components). And for the GPU, Will save and get one in the coming months
  3. You should consider overclocking the Phenom if you feel it's getting slow.
    Also, I don't seem to see a RAM.
  4. System is getting old?
    I have a pentium 4 that is older than your rig.
    You have a quad core there.
    I would suggest overclocking or you can wait next year for new intel CPU.
    My pentium 4 is 6 years old and it is still running great.
    I don't think your machine will die anytime.
  5. ^It is old. Those processors will still run games, yes but not quite as good as current processors. Same with the GPU.

    I feel dat oldness. I own a Compaq Presario CQ40 and it still runs some games albeit on low settings. :D
  6. Best answer selected by mihir94.
  7. Thanks for all the suggestions.

    @Excella : I have a 2GB DDR3 1333MHz Transcend. Will Upgrade to 4GB soon.
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