Upgrade or build new? Tags: Homebuilt Build Systems Product Last response: November 27, 2012 3:59 AM in Systems Share lukesdp November 22, 2012 2:23:36 PM Hey guys. I built a PC about two years ago. Wondering if its worth upgrading, or should I just build a new one? Specs: ASUS P7P55D PRO 2x 2GB DDR3 1600 750W PSU Intel I5 760 @ 3.68 Geforce gtx 470 slow HD If its worth upgrading, what should I tackle? More about : upgrade build ajl2011shooter November 22, 2012 2:39:53 PM toss in a couple more sticks of memory, a SSD and 670 and you got a rockin game box. m 0 l lukesdp November 22, 2012 6:28:22 PM I am going to apply your advice. Bought a samsung 128GB SSD today. Noticed its labeled SATA III though, and my mobo as far as I can tell only has SATA 3Gb/s. Will this be a problem? m 0 l Related resources Build New System or Upgrade Current - Forum I am in need of some fresh ideas for a semi-new build / upgrade project - Forum windows 8 upgrade for new build - Forum Components Upgrade help for 2011 build!! Getting new Case/cooler/PSU - Forum Do I build a new PC or just upgrade psu and gpu? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer FinneousPJ a b B Homebuilt system November 22, 2012 6:49:57 PM No problem. m 0 l jessterman21 November 22, 2012 6:51:21 PM lukesdp said:I am going to apply your advice. Bought a samsung 128GB SSD today. Noticed its labeled SATA III though, and my mobo as far as I can tell only has SATA 3Gb/s. Will this be a problem? Not really - you'll still notice a great speedup - it just won't be the fastest thing on the block. I second the extra RAM and a GTX 670. m 0 l lukesdp November 22, 2012 7:39:38 PM Sweet. Gonna pick up ram soon, the graphic card will have to wait for xmas. Self-gifting is the way to go. m 0 l Deemo13 a b B Homebuilt system November 22, 2012 7:42:46 PM It really depends on what you are playing and if you like your settings for now. I am keeping my GTX460 for quite awhile, as it doesnt slow down in the games I want to play on it. If you can play at desired settings with your current setup, keep it. If not, I would upgrade the GPU. I've been actually looking around for a GTX470 and haven't been able to fine one lol. m 0 l Augray37 a b B Homebuilt system November 22, 2012 9:53:55 PM Upgrade in march to haswell? Just food for thought. m 0 l lukesdp November 27, 2012 3:59:30 AM looking into ram now. Get more of the same I have 2 x 4gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or step it up some? Supposedly this motherboard supports DDR3 2200 overclocked. Would I even notice a difference, especially factoring in the extra cost? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvednew build with same cpu or upgrade? Forum SolvedTime to upgrade! New PC build Forum SolvedUpgrade graphics card or new build Forum SolvedNew build or upgrade current build Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my current PC or build a new one? Forum SolvedThings to do before you tear down/start your upgrade/new build. Forum SolvedShould i upgrade pc or build a new computer for gaming Forum Solvedupgrade gpu and psu or build a new pc for gaming Forum SolvedNew Build and old arts - what to upgrade? Forum Solvedupgrade or complete new build Forum SolvedNew Build or upgrade? Forum SolvedBuild a New/Upgrade PC or Buy a PC With Bare Minimum Components? Forum SolvedUpgrade or build new? Forum SolvedShould I upgrade to Windows 8 for my new build Forum SolvedNeed help with an upgrade/new build. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !