UPGRADE Tags: Homebuilt Systems Last response: November 11, 2012 9:40 AM in Systems Share thuppayath November 11, 2012 8:27:56 AM Hey Guys, I have two alternatives - build a new PC or upgrade my existing one. I want you guys to recommend parts if i were to UPGRADE my existing computer. The parts that are on my comp AND DON'T WANT TO CHANGE are: CPU: Intel Core-i5 650 Motherboard: Intel DH55TC Optical Drive: Sony RW DVD Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB . Approximate Purchase Date: December 2012 Budget Range: Full Cost (Including Shipping): $300 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Playing Games, Playing Online, Streaming Videos, Uploading/Editing/Rendering Videos, Using Office Applications, Are you buying a monitor: Yes (but this is not included in this budget; I'll be buying it separately) Do you need to buy OS: Yes Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any Location: I live in India so u guys just need to tell me which hardware I need to buy; I could see if it is available here. Parts Preferences: Nothing really Overclocking: Undecided SLI or Crossfire: Undecided Your Monitor Resolution: Please recommend which would be best for gaming... Additional Comments: Something flashy but this is not a priority. Why Am I Upgrading: I want a decent PC to run my games and to power powerful applications. More about : upgrade o1die a b B Homebuilt system November 11, 2012 9:40:00 AM Depends on the prices for video cards and what you have now. Using onboard video? I would also pick a vender and link it and give us a budget in your local currency. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNew build im working on Forum[Solved] HP upgrade help ForumNew Build/Upgrade ForumGood pre-built pc to upgrade ForumUpgrade 7 years in the making Forum[Solved] How should I upgrade my 4y/o custom build? ForumShould I upgrade ForumWindows xp 32bit on new system, then upgrade to windows 8 64 bit? ForumTo buy or to upgrade ForumAlienware Arrora r4 future upgrade More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !