Question Need advice: is my 2011 Gaming PC worth saving?

Sep 25, 2022
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Hello Everyone!

First post here! I need advice since I don't know much about computers.

I bought an iBUYPOWER computer back in 2011, I played Starcraft 2 and Dota 2 on it for 3 years before it died. (I'm not really sure what happened, but when I turned it on one day, my monitor was filled with huge zoomed in pixels of my desktop). I had always meant to have someone diagnose what's wrong with it, but I went away to school then moved across multiple states for work. Now that I'm settled, I finally have time to do something with it, the only problem is I don't know that it's even worth messing with at this point.

Is it too old? Should I swap out some parts? Or would I be better off just buying a new computer all together.

I don't need it to be a powerhouse, I will only use it to play some Rocket League, Dota 2, and maybe a few other steam games. I don't mind if the graphic settings aren't all the way up either. I just need it to be functional and look somewhat good.

Here are the specs of my old computer, let me know what you think. Thanks!

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7 960 Processor (4x 3.20GHz/8MB L3 Cache)
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 1GB - EVGA Superclocked - Core: 900MHz
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth X58 [SLI]
Memory: 12 GB [2 GB X6] DDR3-1600 - Corsair
Power Supply: 1000 Watt -- CoolerMaster RSA00-AMBAJ3-US
Primary Hard Drive: 40 GB Intel X25-V MLC SSD
Data Hard Drive: 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 

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