I’ve had my current system for a while now and thinking about upgrading.
Trying to stick to the ‘how to ask for new build or upgrade advice’ format.
Grateful for any thoughts and advice you may have.
Approximate Purchase Date: Original System 2009ish. Hope to upgrade this week.
Budget Range: £300-400 final cost for the upgrade
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing internet, movies
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade:
Current System. Upgrade comments
Case: Coolermaster Storm Scout
PSU: Coolermaster 700W Silent Pro
MOBO: ASUS P7P55D Premium
CPU: Intel Core-i5 750 at 2.67GHz
RAM: 4GB Swap for 8GB or 16GB
GFX: RADEON 5770 HD Swap either to Geforce 660 Ti or Radeon 7870
HDD: 750GB WD SATA 7200rpm, Add an SSD.
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Ebuyer, amazon, microdirect
Location: England, UK
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050
Additional Comments: I haven’t sourced exactly what I would buy in terms of which brand of GFX card, RAM, etc and from where yet, just trying to get an idea if I’m on the right track in terms of the specification.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I’ve had this setup for about 3 years now, although the past year I’ve not had much chance to use it. The last time it got a serious test was running Skyrim at the start of the year and it was starting to chug a bit.
What I really want to know is can I squeeze a year or two more out of this machine running games released this year, and into next on above medium settings, with only a GFX, SSD and RAM upgrade or is it time to spend more and go for a new build?