Question Replace components or buy new PC

Shadowdorg

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Hello all

I would like to ask for inputs as to if i should just sell my old PC and buy a new one or if i can use this one and perhaps upgrade some of the components in it.

My plan is to be playing World of Warcraft Classic with the highest settings possible (Ultra or the next best.) with good FPS even in raids.

Here are my specs;

Operating System
Windows 10 Education 64-bit
CPU
AMD FX-6300 33 °C
Vishera 32nm Technology
Currently OC to 4.4 GHz

RAM
8,00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 (10-10-10-30)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. GA-970A-UD3 (Socket M2) 34 °C
Graphics
DELL U2515H (2560x1440@59Hz)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (MSI) 36 °C
Storage
Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (SSD) 34 °C

Thanks for all inputs :)
 

PC Tailor

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Unfortunately the AM3+ line is become quickly outdated.
It'll be hard pressed to find any useful upgrades without upgrading to a new platform entirely.

The CPU can't really handle many modern GPUs. and for the price now, you are better off moving to a new platform, and you'll get substantial improvements.

IMO - wait, and upgrade to a new platform when you can.
You can still reuse the storage drives and the GPU. PSU may be recycled, but not always worth it if it is not good quality.
 

clutchc

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Gaming at 2K is a lot more GPU intensive than it would be at 1080p. Therefore the gfx card needs upgrading. That means the CPU needs to be upgraded to keep up. But you can only go so far with the AM3+ line of CPUs you have available.
I have a FX 8350 @ 4.6GHz in my old AM3+ board. It has a RX 590 and is able to do ultra/high settings in most games at 1080p with satisfactory frame rates (for me). I don't know if that would be possible at 2K. And the RX 580/590 is about the max card the old FX-8350 can keep up with. Short of going with a new build, the FX 8350/8370 and a RX 590 would be the best alternative. If you have a decent 600W or better PSU.
 

dlyuncker

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I decided to go piecemeal to save money and the headaches non compatibility etc . Unless you can upgrade mobo and gpu card well, its cheaper and more efficient to buy a complete build that will all work in harmony.
Trust me
 
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Shadowdorg

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Gaming at 2K is a lot more GPU intensive than it would be at 1080p. Therefore the gfx card needs upgrading. That means the CPU needs to be upgraded to keep up. But you can only go so far with the AM3+ line of CPUs you have available.
I have a FX 8350 @ 4.6GHz in my old AM3+ board. It has a RX 590 and is able to do ultra/high settings in most games at 1080p with satisfactory frame rates (for me). I don't know if that would be possible at 2K. And the RX 580/590 is about the max card the old FX-8350 can keep up with. Short of going with a new build, the FX 8350/8370 and a RX 590 would be the best alternative. If you have a decent 600W or better PSU.
Just to be sure, the reason your saying "gaming at 2k" is due to the resolution of my screen correct?

Thanks all for your input, I think I've decided to wait until I can buy an entire new setup
 

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