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

I have had my current pc for 2 year and I was concerned if I can still use it to play the best games like WATCH DOGS, GTA V, WITCHER 3 and so on if you get the idea. ONLY ON "HIGH - ULTRA"

PC Specification:

CPU: AMD FX 6100 Hex Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Standard
Operating system: Windows 7
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L
Ram: Corsair XMS3 1600mhz 4GBX2 = 8GB total
Hardrive: 750GB-Western Digital
Graphics Card: Radeon HD 7850 Sapphire OC Edition
PSU: Corsair CX500 V2 500W


If upgrading my PC what would be a good recommendation for the GPU, CPU or whole systems if needs be. however if possible i would prefer not to upgrade and save my money until i really need to upgrade my PC.
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  1. Jamile said:
    I have had my current pc for 1 year and 6 months and I feel it is very outdated considering I can't get above 30fps on advanced warfare with all the settings low and turned off.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?


    i think the problem isnt caused by the hardware, (maybe the cpu, but i doubt it) check the cpu and gpu load, temperature and clockspeed during gaming
  2. aftermarket cooler + overclock & new GPU (whatever you can afford)

    Even a r9 270 would push over 60fps at medium on advanced warfare.
  3. KNARF XD said:
    Jamile said:
    I have had my current pc for 1 year and 6 months and I feel it is very outdated considering I can't get above 30fps on advanced warfare with all the settings low and turned off.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?


    i think the problem isnt caused by the hardware, (maybe the cpu, but i doubt it) check the cpu and gpu load, temperature and clockspeed during gaming


    sorry i just needed to update the post with my infomation i was using the post as template for making a thread
  4. madmatt30 said:
    aftermarket cooler + overclock & new GPU (whatever you can afford)

    Even a r9 270 would push over 60fps at medium on advanced warfare.


    sorry but if you could take another look at my post cause the information before was in correct
  5. Headspin ;-) confused me.

    Your problem is your running a medium settings gaming rig there.
    Honestly those 3 mentioned games pretty much need a r9 290 or gtx 970 to run high/ultra & that's a hefty expenditure.
    You can overclock that 6100 to 4.2/4.3ghz on that board but you're looking at a fairly expensive cooler to do so.

    A cooler+new GPU would carry over to a new build in the future so wouldn't be wasted money.

    It depends on how much money you have to spend.
  6. Best answer
    Hello,

    You still have a capable system there; the most lucrative upgrade is a more powerful GPU, which in your case is a GTX970 (your PSU will not properly drive an R9-290). You may want to hold on the system upgrade till september; by then, the newer AMD GPUs and Intel CPUs will be launched and (hopefully) will bring prices down.
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