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Upgrading my old Gaming Rig (3 years old)

ArmyOfPoint5
  • 73 months ago

Personally, I feel as if my system is no longer making the cut for modern gaming standards. So, hey, I want to upgrade. Take a look at my specs real quick:

Currently, I have the following specs, with boldness denoting upgrades I have made myself since it was first built:

Motherboard: JetWay JPA78VM5-H-LF AM2+/AM2 AMD 780V HDMI Micro ATX

CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250 Processor (2CPU's), ~3.0GHz

GPU: EVGA GTX 650 Ti (2GB)(pn 02G-P4-3059-KB)

PSU: Corsair CX600 (80 Plus Bronze)

SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

HHD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3400832AS 400GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

RAM:G Skill Ripjaws 2x2GB DDR2

I need a good, quality upgrade, starting with my motherboard and CPU for sure. I'd be willing to spend up too $200 on both, and I already have two items in mind:

AMD FX-6300

ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

It should also be noted I have G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory awaiting to be installed on whatever motherboard I end up purchasing. No point in letting those puppies sit around collecting dust.

Also, I should let on to some of the activity/performance I expect out of my computer. I play one game at a time, unlike what I hear some other people do, (ie: have three games running simultaneously on three separate screens), games which include but aren't limited to, DayZ, Civilization 5, World of Tanks, 7 Days to Die, Minecraft, etc. I browse the web frequently, but who doesn't. I'm not necessarily into editing or recording of any sorts, but who is to say I won't randomly get that interest one day? I'd love to keep that option open.

In any case, I look forward to any constructive comments and ideas.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

If you play older titles, you might wanna go with intel as older titles dont really like the implementation of AMD CPUs using multiple cores

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