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Should I upgrade my pre-built gaming pc or build a new gaming pc?

Hello back in march I received a gaming computer for my birthday made by lenovo.

The specs are the following

Name: Lenovo x510
Processor: Intel i7-4770K Quad-Core (3.5 GHz)
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
RAM: 16 GB DDR3-1333MHz
Motherboard: Lenovo FRU W8S
Storage: 1TB HDD 7200RPM + 8GB SSHD
PSU: 650 watts AcBel
OS: windows 8.1
Price: $1,250

Now I want to play more modern games on this computer such as GTA and witcher 3 on ultra settings and so far as you may have noticed the only thing really holding me back is the GPU. The problem is I feel like lenovo the company that made the computer put some "meh" parts in the computer. For example the motherboard I feel could have been better and the processor is great but even that's a couple years out dated. If you go on this website

http://hothardware.com/reviews/lenovo-erazer-x510-review

and scroll to the bottom of the page where there is a gallery you"ll notice the inside of the computer is a bit cluttered with wiring making it a bit more difficult to do some upgrades.

So the overall question would be should I upgrade the computer or should I send it back and just build a whole new one on ncixs or newegg.
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  1. Dude if u buy prebuilt you are paying 100 to 500 for them to put it together build it and save a shit ton
  2. I would send it back. Even though that is pretty good for gaming, custom pc building is still a better and even cheaper option
  3. I obviously know custom built pc's are better and cheaper but my main question is it worth it in my situation to send it back?
  4. It would definitely be worth it. If you give me a budget and you absolutely want to get a custom built pc and I can make a part list for you. It'll just be a recommendation.
  5. My budget would be the same amount that this computer costed $1250

    Must haves

    -SSD (250 gb) or SSHD I am a avid mmorpg player and mmo's are huge
    -Mid tower with glass sides and wire management
    -Nivida GPU
  6. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($216.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.59 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($80.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($85.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($314.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ Mac Mall)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-118CB/BEBE DVD/CD Drive ($17.69 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($90.75 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1128.73
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-15 21:46 EST-0500
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    Dylan777 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($216.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.59 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($80.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($85.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($314.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ Mac Mall)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-118CB/BEBE DVD/CD Drive ($17.69 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($90.75 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1128.73
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-15 21:46 EST-0500


    I actually like this build the only thing is I would ditch windows 10 and maybe find a flashyer case something a little more colorful perferably red

    Thanks a lot!
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