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Build a new gaming rig? Or upgrade the rig i have? plz help

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May 17, 2013 1:14:30 PM

Hello folks, Kind of new to this forum. Im looking for all your guys opinions. Just trying to figure out if i should build a new rig or just upgrade what i have. I hope to see some good suggestions and thanks for your help!

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Anytime ( thought about purchasing it this month or early next month

Budget Range: 1500-2000 USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,streaming,web surfing

Parts to Upgrade: I will either upgrade the rig i have now or build completely new. Thats why i need your guys opinions :wahoo: 

Do you need to buy OS: Yes i would probably have to buy a new OS even if i just upgrade because i will probably replace the MB

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or any trusted website

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Portland Oregon

Parts Preferences: Would like to try a Intel/Nvidia build this time around but im open to listening to all suggestions

Overclocking: Probably not.. i don't know how and wouldn't want to mess anything up

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Dont need the following : Mouse,keyboard,monitors

Your Monitor Resolution: I currently use 1920x1080 and i think that's fine


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Feel that its time to upgrade.


Here is my current build im playing on at home that i could upgrade: (Built 2 years ago)

- Tower -----> COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

- MoBo -----> GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

- Processor ----> AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor

- Video Card (GPU) ---> SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity ( Battlefield Bad Company 2 Edition )

- Memory ----> G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

- Hard drive ----> Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

- Power Supply ----> CORSAIR 750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified

- CPU cooler ----> ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED

Thanks for reading guys
a b 4 Gaming
May 17, 2013 1:22:59 PM

I don't think you will gain much from building now because Intel's new line Haswell is out soon, along with nVidias 700 series. I would say wait and upgrade in a month to a new GPU. Your computer is still good and should last a while. You could get a SSD and a new GPU, those would be the only real noticeable improvements.
May 17, 2013 1:28:24 PM

So maybe just wait till haswell comes out and get a new haswell cpu, and new gpu, mobo and SSD? i feel like the amd cpu i have now is starting to fall off.. espically when it comes to streaming it just cant handle streaming while gaming
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a b 4 Gaming
May 20, 2013 5:22:43 AM

Yea if you can wait a couple months, you can have the latest and greatest.
May 20, 2013 2:55:53 PM

guess ill wait for a month or two then come back and bump this and get more opinons on a build
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