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[SOLVED] Should I upgrade my pc or buy a new one?

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So my current build:
AMD Fx-8350
Gtx 760
12 gb of Misc ram speed: 800
LSP ulta PSU 750W
Mobo: Gigabyte-ds3p rev 2.0

Disclaimer: This pc i bought off some guy on craigslist, Bought it out of pure need not actually what i want.

I am needing another persons opinion on this. Should i upgrade my pc? If so to what specs would be the best? My budget is around $500 I know its not a lot but id like the best i can get my money worth. If its even possible to get a better system then this one is offering. That said if there is anything i should ask/know about regarding the person from craigslist please let me know.

Or should I go with a person on craigslist that ive bought from before and has had prefect experiences.

Computer hes selling:
Gtx 1070 8gb
i7 3700k
16gb 2400 mhz i think.
Corsair 80+ Bronze/silver i think.

Disclaimer: Sorry for any gaps in my knowledge. I know a quite a bit about pc but not specifc things like mhz-ghz etc. Good prices etc. Thanks for all the help everyone is willing to give!
 
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R_1

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For your consideration

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 570 8 GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA GD (2019) 500 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($83.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $490.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-10 01:37 EDT-0400


I would replace a few parts and re-use the chassis and drives from your current system.
do not "upgrade" to a 7 generation old CPU
 
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DSzymborski

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There's not much worth upgrading in the first one; dead platform, old GPU, junky PSU. For incremental upgrades to make sense, you needed to have started this a long time ago.

Not sure the second is all that appealing. It kind of leaves you in the same boat of having a dead platform you can't really upgrade. You need to break the cycle of having to replace entire PCs, not continue it.

I'd continue shopping around. I'd save a little more and get something modern, even if you add a used GPU to it. Prices for things like PSUs are a little weird now, so it makes sense to wait a bit.
 

R_1

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For your consideration

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 570 8 GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA GD (2019) 500 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($83.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $490.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-10 01:37 EDT-0400


I would replace a few parts and re-use the chassis and drives from your current system.
do not "upgrade" to a 7 generation old CPU
 
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Wow! Thanks for all the support! You guys are amazing! Would you consider the parts you provided to be good when it comes to future upgrades?
 

R_1

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the B450 board can take a 3 series ryzen.
the motherboard/All Parts can be swapped out easily.
your current case is housing a Full ATX board so there will be plenty room in that chassis for future growth to a larger motherboard if you chose.

no harder than any other machine to upgrade. old out-in new
 

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