Upgrading an old pc HELP?

Shadow_32

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Hi guys,

I dont have any idea of what hardware is these days i am far behind.

I need help to upgrade a soon 10 year old pc

i have the specs here :
what can i upgrade and how ? or is it a waste of money at this point?
i want it to be able to be recent. not just slightly better but great

Motherboard
Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd.
Model GA-990FXA-UD3 (Socket M2)
Version x.x
Chipset Vendor AMD
Chipset Model RD9x0
Chipset Revision 02
Southbridge Vendor AMD
Southbridge Model SB910/950
Southbridge Revision 40
System Temperature 35 °C

CPU
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
Cores 6
Threads 6
Name AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
Code Name Thuban
Package Socket AM3 (938)
Technology 45nm
Specification AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Processor
Family F
Extended Family 10
Model A
Extended Model A
Stepping 0
Revision PH-E0
Instructions MMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4A, AMD 64, NX, VMX
Virtualization Supported, Enabled
Hyperthreading Not supported
Fan Speed 1167 RPM
Rated Bus Speed 2008.8 MHz
Stock Core Speed 3300 MHz
Stock Bus Speed 200 MHz
Average Temperature 26 °C

RAM
Memory slots
Total memory slots 4
Used memory slots 2
Free memory slots 2
Memory
Type DDR3
Size 8192 MBytes
Channels # Single
DRAM Frequency 669.6 MHz
CAS# Latency (CL) 9 clocks
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 9 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 9 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 24 clocks
Bank Cycle Time (tRC) 34 clocks
Command Rate (CR) 2T
Physical Memory
Memory Usage 22 %
Total Physical 8.00 GB
Available Physical 6.16 GB
Total Virtual 9.75 GB
Available Virtual 7.18 GB
SPD
Number Of SPD Modules 2


Monitor
Name 32LG3000 on AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
Current Resolution 1360x768 pixels
Work Resolution 1360x728 pixels
State Enabled, Primary
Monitor Width 1360
Monitor Height 768
Monitor BPP 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Frequency 60 Hz
Device \\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0
ATI AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
Manufacturer ATI
Model AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
GPU Barts
Device ID 1002-6738
Subvendor ASUStek Computer Inc (1043)
Current Performance Level Level 0
Voltage 1.050 V
Current Performance Level Level 0
Voltage 1.050 V
Technology 40 nm
Die Size 255 mm²
Release Date Oct 22, 2010
DirectX Support 11.0
DirectX Shader Model 5.0
OpenGL Support 4.1
GPU Clock 915.0 MHz
Temperature 43 °C
Core Voltage 1.050 V
Crossfire Disabled
Driver version 15.200.1062.1004
BIOS Version 113-AC92800-100
ROPs 32
Shaders 1120 unified
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory 1024 MB
Bus Width 64x4 (256 bit)
Pixel Fillrate 29.3 GPixels/s
Bandwidth 134.4 GB/s
Noise Level Moderate
Max Power Draw 151 Watts
Count of performance levels : 3
Level 1 - "Perf Level 0"
GPU Clock 100 MHz
Shader Clock 300 MHz
Level 2 - "Perf Level 1"
GPU Clock 775 MHz
Shader Clock 1050 MHz
Level 3 - "Perf Level 2"
GPU Clock 915 MHz
Shader Clock 1050 MHz
Count of performance levels : 1
Level 1 - "Perf Level 0"

ATI AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
Manufacturer ATI
Model AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
GPU Barts
Device ID 1002-6738
Subvendor Sapphire/PCPartner (174B)
Current Performance Level Level 0
Voltage 1.050 V
Current Performance Level Level 0
Voltage 1.050 V
Technology 40 nm
Die Size 255 mm²
Release Date Oct 22, 2010
DirectX Support 11.0
DirectX Shader Model 5.0
OpenGL Support 4.1
GPU Clock 900.0 MHz
Temperature 37 °C
Core Voltage 0.950 V
Crossfire Disabled
Driver version 15.200.1062.1004
ROPs 32
Shaders 1120 unified
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory 1024 MB
Bus Width 64x4 (256 bit)
Pixel Fillrate 28.8 GPixels/s
Bandwidth 134.4 GB/s
Noise Level Moderate
Max Power Draw 151 Watts
Count of performance levels : 3
Level 1 - "Perf Level 0"
GPU Clock 100 MHz
Shader Clock 300 MHz
Level 2 - "Perf Level 1"
GPU Clock 775 MHz
Shader Clock 1050 MHz
Level 3 - "Perf Level 2"
GPU Clock 915 MHz
Shader Clock 1050 MHz
Count of performance levels : 1
Level 1 - "Perf Level 0"


Storage
Hard drives
Samsung SSD 840 Series ATA Device
Manufacturer SAMSUNG
Heads 16
Cylinders 32,301
Tracks 7,752,240
Sectors 488,391,120
SATA type SATA-III 6.0Gb/s
Device type Fixed
ATA Standard ACS2
Serial Number S14GNEBCB09503A
Firmware Version Number DXT06B0Q
LBA Size 48-bit LBA
Power On Count 74 times
Power On Time 18.6 days
Speed Not used (SSD Drive)
Features S.M.A.R.T., NCQ, TRIM, SSD
Max. Transfer Mode SATA III 6.0Gb/s
Used Transfer Mode SATA III 6.0Gb/s
Interface SATA
Capacity 232 GB
Real size 250,059,350,016 bytes
RAID Type None


Network
You are connected to the internet
Connected through Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
IP Address 10.0.0.6
Subnet mask 255.255.255.0
Gateway server 10.0.0.138
Preferred DNS server 193.213.112.4
Alternate DNS server 130.67.15.198
DHCP Enabled
DHCP server 10.0.0.138
External IP Address 46.9.144.199
Adapter Type Ethernet
NetBIOS over TCP/IP Enabled via DHCP
NETBIOS Node Type Hybrid node
Link Speed 5.8 MBps

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Shadow_32

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are you sure guys? i cant like upgrade it to be playble for today?

i am so outdated mself that i need help to build a good pc... i hope to build one with 1080 Nvidia ... I DONT LIKE radeon anymore.
 

USAFRet

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In a PC, all the parts work together. Before long, if you change one, you have to change them all. Resulting in a whole new PC.

Upgrade the CPU? Oh look...you need a new motherboard. And new RAM.
Upgrade just the GPU? Then your old CPU is choking things, and you see no real benefit.
Oh, and that 10 year old PSU is ready to die.
 

Ethan_48

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I saw a PC on Craigslist that had 320GB of Memory. That thing must've been a monster. You could probably have 2 Google Chrome tabs open at once. :)
 

Shadow_32

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lmao i know i am not in the 90s again ... you are right.. i must have thought .... the gb in my head. and wrote mb as the end of it.

GUYS ... is it stil not a good idea to buy finished builds? or is hte priecs too similar to try to rebuild one?

i have built 3 pcs through out hte years ... this last one being the last..... i really dont want to do it again! because i already know i can .. i have learned....

btw i have a water cooler on the old pc... should i take it apart and putt it on the new pc? or doesn tit matter anymore? .. no i never overlocked and dont want to.
 

USAFRet

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Depending on use and price point.

$500 or under, just buy one.
Over that, you can get a much better parts list for the same money.
The prebuilt guys will show a flashy system, with several substandard parts. Looks good, but runs mediocre.

If you're not going to OC in the new PC, do not bother about the liquid cooling thing.
 
Build your own this puts you back on the top of the world. The video card could be overkill depending on your monitor their no reason to get a GTX 1080 unless your at the least running a 2K monitor. For a 4K monitor resolution you need 2 of the video cards and up the power supply to the 850 Watt model.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($328.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.90 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($132.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($91.49 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($629.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.88 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($84.89 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Phanteks PH-F140SP_BK 82.1 CFM 140mm Fan ($16.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Phanteks PH-F140SP_BK 82.1 CFM 140mm Fan ($16.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1649.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-13 20:49 EST-0500
 

Shadow_32

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thank you all of you i cant thank you individually

me and my father share a 4k monitor.. we bought one recently because we needed a monitor we found out immidetly that a 4k was almost barely more expensive so we went for 4k right away.. .it has none of that HDR but at this price it doesnt need to either.
i already have a gaming laptopt with 4k but the video card is old and i cant upgrade it . i am selling it to my father in order to get a desktop so i can upgrade it in thefuture.. my father does not need more powerful laptop then that because he does not require gaming.
 

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