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Old Rig, Upgrade? Or New Build?

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January 5, 2013 2:36:43 PM

Good Morning Guys,

I have had the same gaming desktop since March 2010, below are the parameters, I feel as though I have gotten my money out of this thing seeing as how I have used and abused this PC over the last two years. The machine runs fine, but is starting to lag behind whenever it comes to newer games. I have to play Skyrim on the lowest to medium settings in order to play without it crashing or me not being able to move. Battlefield 3 is the same way..... All of my other games seem fine. with this I would like to ask the community should I upgrade this PC or should I sell it and get a new one? (If I should sell how much should I take?)


CPU: AMD PhenomTII X4 965 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+56]

FAN: Asetek LCLC 120 Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Extreme Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)

HDD: Extreme Performance (RAID-0) (500GB (250GBx2) SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)

MOTHERBOARD: * Asus M4A78T-E AM3 DDR3 790GX Chipset CrossFireX Technology SATA RAID MB w/Integrated ATi Graphic [+62]

MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1800MHz Dual Channel Memory Module [+39] (Corsair or Major Brand)

+8GB GSkill -- -- -- 12 GB Total Ram

POWERSUPPLY: 700 Watts Power Supplies (XtremeGear SLI/CrossFireX Ready Power Supply)

SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT

VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB DDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [DirectX 11 Support] [+26] (Major Brand Powered by ATI)

VIDEO2: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB DDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [DirectX 11 Support] [+185] (Major Brand Powered by ATI)

PRICE: $1148.00

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January 5, 2013 2:40:21 PM

Sell it and get a Intel Platform (LGA 1155 or wait till Haswell for LGA 1150).
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