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Can I upgrade this PC or should I build a new one?

Hi,

I bought this PC some years ago and now I want to upgrade it but I'am afraid I can't upgrade it because of its age. Especially its motherboard which is on 1155 sockets:

Here is the description: http://www.materiel.net/ordinateur/materiel-net-viper-71564.html

What do you think?


PS: I already added 8GB of ram and a new SSD of 256GB. My next wish is my graphic card
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  1. An i5 2500k is still a good processor, with 8GB ram and an SSD you got a speedy PC. If you want to upgrade your graphics card for gaming, i would recommend an RX 480 or GTX 1060
  2. Trafalgar747 said:
    An i5 2500k is still a good processor, with 8GB ram and an SSD you got a speedy PC. If you want to upgrade your graphics card for gaming, i would recommend an RX 480 or GTX 1060


    And what about my motherboard ? Does it support newer version of Graphic card?

    What happened if later I want to upgrade my processor? (still according to my MB)
  3. Very nice PC! Great CPU, good motherboard, good quality power supply... there's nothing stopping you my friend, just throw in the best graphics card you can afford and enjoy it
  4. scafaj said:
    Trafalgar747 said:
    An i5 2500k is still a good processor, with 8GB ram and an SSD you got a speedy PC. If you want to upgrade your graphics card for gaming, i would recommend an RX 480 or GTX 1060


    And what about my motherboard ? Does it support newer version of Graphic card?

    What happened if later I want to upgrade my processor? (still according to my MB)

    Your motherboard could support two graphics cards in SLI / crossfire if you wanted

    In the future when you do upgrade your cpu i suggest you upgrade cpu / motherboard / ram all at the same time.
  5. LucoTF said:
    scafaj said:
    Trafalgar747 said:
    An i5 2500k is still a good processor, with 8GB ram and an SSD you got a speedy PC. If you want to upgrade your graphics card for gaming, i would recommend an RX 480 or GTX 1060


    And what about my motherboard ? Does it support newer version of Graphic card?

    What happened if later I want to upgrade my processor? (still according to my MB)

    Your motherboard could support two graphics cards in SLI / crossfire if you wanted

    In the future when you do upgrade your cpu i suggest you upgrade cpu / motherboard / ram all at the same time.


    So I can buy this one : https://www.topachat.com/pages/detail2_cat_est_micro_puis_rubrique_est_wgfx_pcie_puis_ref_est_in10099525.html

    and it will be compatible with my MB? What is the PCI Express 3.0 for?


    Thanx for your answer!


    PS: My brother tell me that I have to change my desktop housing because it's not the "big" size.. Is it true?
  6. Yes, nicely made Prebuilt PC, all you need is a GPU.
  7. Guys I think you didn't see well me MB :( it's on PCI Express 2 and I don't think it's compatible with new generation of GC @Trafalgar747 @LucoTF
  8. That 6gb gtx 1060 is a good card and will work great.

    Your case is the xigmatek midgard and the 1060 will fit in it no problem
  9. Best answer
    scafaj said:
    Guys I think you didn't see well me MB :( it's on PCI Express 2 and I don't think it's compatible with new generation of GC @Trafalgar747 @LucoTF

    PCIE 3.0 is fully backwards compatible with pcie 2.0

    Your motherboard, power supply and case are all compatible with that gtx 1060 :)
  10. Thank you for this precious advice! You saved me some money bro!
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