Question Should/Can I upgrade my old PC or better sell it and start a new build? Goal - run modern games reasonably well.

Kuci

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Hi all,
my specs:

GPU: Sapphire HD 7950 (the one with the 2 fans)
CPU: 3.33 gigahertz AMD FX -6100 Six-Core
MB: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
PS: XFX TS 650W
RAM: Corsair 2 x 4GB DDR3 1600Mhz
Cooling: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO
Case: Zalman Z11 Neo


Budget: 500 EUR (I guess that's 500$) (I live in Germany).

Can I just upgrade the GPU and CPU or this wouldn't be optimal? If yes - what would be my options for an upgrade? Is buying second-hand GPU or CPU unwise?
Also, I have 4 ram slots (2 of them used). Can I just add more ram to the current ones or it would be necessary to upgrade/replace them as my current ram is outdated?

Any tips are appreciated!
 
There's no real upgrade for your platform, You need a new computer. Your Power Supply and Case can be reused. (you may have to move mobo standoffs to for the mATX board.

Here is a solid 60FPS 1080P machine

PCPartPicker Part List: https://de.pcpartpicker.com/list/BjY8zN

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (€123.80 @ Alza)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (€77.80 @ Alza)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (€61.49 @ ARLT)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB Phoenix OC Video Card (€184.90 @ ARLT)
Total: €447.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-25 13:46 CET+0100
 

Kuci

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Apr 12, 2017
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There's no real upgrade for your platform, You need a new computer. Your Power Supply and Case can be reused. (you may have to move mobo standoffs to for the mATX board.

Here is a solid 60FPS 1080P machine

PCPartPicker Part List: https://de.pcpartpicker.com/list/BjY8zN

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (€123.80 @ Alza)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (€77.80 @ Alza)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (€61.49 @ ARLT)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB Phoenix OC Video Card (€184.90 @ ARLT)
Total: €447.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-25 13:46 CET+0100

Cheers, mate!
 

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