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Shouid i upgrade or start over

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March 7, 2013 6:52:06 AM

I bought my computer from Cyber Power 2 years ago. It has work well for me but i now notice with some of the newer games it does not perform well . I was just wondering if i could upgrade anything in it or should i go for newer build ? I wood appreciate all the help and suggestions. My computer specs are

Case: NZXT Lexa-S Gaming Case - Black w/ Blue Light
Processor: AMD Athlon™ II X2 260 CPU (2x 3.20GHz/2MB L2 Cache)
Processor Cooling: Liquid CPU Cooling System [AMD] - Standard 120mm Fan
Memory: 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5570 - 1GB
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-770T-USB3 -- AMD 770
Primary Hard Drive: 640 GB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive

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March 7, 2013 7:12:25 AM

To put it bluntly: Your video card sucks. It sucked 2 years ago when you bought it.

If you upgraded to a Quad core Phenom II X4 and overclocked it (you have liquid cooler, so should be easy) and added a higher end video card you should be able to play most games. Your board doesn't take the newer FX processors unfortunately, but the Phenoms are still pretty good.

Grab one of these and OC it to 4Ghz:

Upgrade the video card (I like this one right now):

And if you want really fast boot/load times consider installing a solid state drive for your C: drive.

That would give you a HUGE upgrade from where you are now. But if you can only afford to do one thing, spend $200 ish on a video card and even with everything else the same you are going to notice some HUGE performance difference in games.