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Question Is a component upgrade still an option or should i go with a new build?

roosti3

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Been plodding along with my old PC for a long time now but new baby has ment it hasn't had much love and attention other that adding more drives to backup baby photos. Wanted to see if i can give it a boost, but it's been a long time since i've looked at benchmarks so wanted your feedback. Will another 2x4 or 2x8 DDR3 keep me satisfied or do i need to start planning a new build???

Spec
Battered and bruised P180 Antec Case
Asus M5A78L-M/USB3
X3 445 3100Mhz
Radeon HD 5770 1GB DDR5
Samsung SSD 830 ~118GB
2x2GB CMD4GX3M2B1600C8 Dominator DDR3 1600mhz GB 8-8-8-24
2TB Barracuda HD
Zalman GoldRock ZM650-XG
3 x external USB3 WD 4TB Passports
BENQ XL2739-B

Currently used for general use, a little gaming and hopefully home video processing in the future. I noticed i cant play the latest games and home videos are stuttering when i try to play back from the various drives i have connected.

Thanks Roo
 

OllympianGamer

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If you aren't overly interested in the newest triple AAA gaming you could look at building a AM4 apu build, 3400g cpu or something. Will keep the costs really low and will perform very snappy in most tasks you throw at it if paired with decent ram and storage.
 

roosti3

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thanks for the advice. I realised after sending the post that the machine was built in 2009 so definitely time for an overhaul.
 

Giannis_Mag

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Yeah, the build is too old. You could keep the SSD and HDD. (old HDD will fail some day so dont use it as you archive disk). Also,you could sell this pc for 50-100 bucks.

If you are really tight on budget, you could possibly upgrade this build with an GT1030 or an RX550 and another 2x2 memory, but dont expect it to play latest titles.
else,
If you are looking for a new pc, post your budget here so people can give you nice deals.
 

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