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Should I update or build new?

Carny

39 months ago

Noob here. Been living with this since 2010 with a couple upgrades (SSD & GPU) already. Seems to do the job but wondering if it's worth upgrading the GPU for the 2nd time or just start a new build? I'm not a heavy gamer but occasionally pick up a Steam game here and there. Thoughs?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-920 2.66Ghz Quad-Core Processor -
Motherboard Asus P6T ATX LGA1366 Motherboard -
Memory Patriot Viper Xtreme 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory -
Storage Crucial MX100 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive -
Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive -
Video Card Asus Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card -
Case Antec Nine Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case -
Power Supply SeaSonic 750W 80+ Silver Certified ATX Power Supply -
Optical Drive LG GH22NP21 DVD/CD Writer -
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $184.98 @ DirectCanada
Monitor Samsung 2443BWT-1 24.0" Monitor -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $184.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-01 04:12 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe you can try upgrading the gpu first. And if you still find the performance lacking you can then upgrade the other component, this is because the gpu should be compatible with most motherboard.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend starting a new build, but you can keep your monitor, optical drive, power supply, case and storage.

What's your budget?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If I were to do it all new, probably around $1200. Thanks for the advise.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Optical drive wasn't compatible with any of the skylake motherboards so I put a new one in.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $258.95 @ Vuugo
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H170-D3HP ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $139.99 @ Newegg Canada
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Crucial MX100 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $0.00
Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $0.00
Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $0.00
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card $344.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case Antec Nine Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case $0.00
Power Supply SeaSonic 750W 80+ Silver Certified ATX Power Supply $0.00
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer $24.99 @ Memory Express
Monitor Samsung 2443BWT-1 24.0" Monitor $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $848.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-02 04:32 EDT-0400
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Couldn't find the exact model here but I'm sure you're right. It's an old one.

Probably going to hold off until I really need to and then build all new, even drives.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Even drives? That would just be a waste of perfectly good storage. At least keep the ssd

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

yah, SSD should be fine but the other HD's are getting old. Already had one (not the one on the list) that died on me.

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