Should I upgrade my current pc or build/buy a new one?

I have had my current pc for 1 year and 6 months and I feel it is very outdated considering I can't get above 30fps on advanced warfare with all the settings low and turned off.

My pc specs:

CPU: AMD FX 4130 quad core processor
CPU Cooler: Standard
Operating system: Windows 8.1
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3
Ram: Corsair XMS3 1600mhz
Hardrive: 1TB S-ATAIII
Optical Drive: 22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA#
Graphics Card: Palit Geforce GTX 650 OC
Sound Card: Onboard audio 7.1
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus
PSU: Corsair CX600

What would be my best option? Should I upgrade my current pc which I think isn't going to last me much longer considering it doesn't have high quality parts or should I buy a new pc?
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  1. Depends on how much you want to spend. In your case, I'd probably upgrade to an FX 8xxx series processor and a better graphics card (GTX 960) and call it a day. If you have more to spend, then I'd look at a core system upgrade to an Intel Core I5 based system and a GTX 970.

    -Wolf sends
  2. Agreed. If your budget's tighter than that, I'd suggest an FX-6300 and a used GTX 670.

    If you have less than 8GB RAM, upgrade that to 8GB first.

  3. The AMD FX 4130 quad core processor is the third from the botton in the FX series so you have almost the full series to choose from, just stay away from the power hungry 9370 or 9590 that also run to hot... you'd have to also replace the motherboard but even so, I wouldn't recommend them.. My suggestions would be FX-8350, or the more recent FX-8370 or FX-8370E and a better cooler. Your specs don't mention the amount of RAM so in case you have 4GB, increase it to 8GB 1600Mhz or replace it with 8GB of 1866Mhz RAM.

    List of AMD FX series processors

    Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 CPU Support List
  4. I would go for a new system (new system= motherboard, CPU, GPU).

    Your motherboard 's HyperTransport bus allows for max 4400MT/s, which is a bit less than 8350's 5200MT/s, but nothing to get alarmed for. The 760G is a dated chipset though, but it should serve you well if you put an FX-8320 paired with a GTX 960 in there. That should be cheaper than going with a new mobo, CPU and GPU.

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    With these you should be fine for quite some time in gaming, although if you were to make it last considerably more, you'd get a GTX 970 3GB and forget about upgrading the GPU for some time. Especially if you're willing to play the latest games at 1080p.

    I don't know ho much RAM you've got, but if yo happen to sport 4GB of RAM, I'd definitely consider adding this(the motherboard fully supports it).
  5. Again echoing what was said before it depends on your budget as to what you can do. If you have the green stamps to do it I'd change the motherboard to a H97 model and go with an i5 Devils Canyon CPU. You should have a 8GB kit (2 X 4GB) not sure what you have. Perhaps a GTX960 or a R9 280x depending what you can get the better deal on. You can add these parts to your current system for a good refresh.
  6. I have 8gb of RAM (2 x 4).
  7. What should I upgrade with a £400 budget?
  8. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£130.85 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card (£248.72 @ More Computers)
    Total: £379.57
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-30 16:33 BST+0100
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