61 months ago
Hello everyone, I am looking to update the first gaming computer I ever built . Ive had it since 2011 , it cost me about 900$ and since then I have replaced the motherboard and power supply. Aside from those two parts it has been going strong and been able to run every game I throw at it on high settings. However lately with newer games it is starting to have some trouble keeping up and the CPU has been overheating.
After some much needed cleaning today came to the reality that I will need to upgrade soon, however I am not sure if I should upgrade or just build a new rig. Also would I benefit from any overclocking, or would that just be too stressful on my oldish parts?
All opinions would be GREATLY appreciated as im still fairly new to all this. Also my budget to bring her back to life if its worth it to do so is around 300-400$ if not then I will save about 1k and just start from scratch and keep this as a backup PC.
The main things I probably need to upgrade are the video card/ram/HDD. Once again any input is greatly appreciated and WILL be used.
Current Specs are:
CPU AMD Phenom ii x6 1100t 3.3ghz
CPU Cooler Stock heatsink although it had a Coolermaster logo on it.
Motherboard ASUS M5A97 EVO ( less than 1yr old )
Memory 2x 2gb Ram
Storage 1TB Seagate HDD ( at capacity ) very slow/making weird noises
Video Card AMD Radeon HD 6700 series
Power Supply Thermaltake Smart 850W modular ( less than 1yr old )
Operating System Win7 Pro 64bit