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Question Upgrade or new build

jim barclay

Junior Member
Aug 13, 2018
I have not built a new gaming pc in years and I am wondering if any of these parts are salvageable for a new build? wondering if i can just get a new SSD and graphics card?

CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core i7-2600, 3600 MHz (36 x 100)
Motherboard Name Asus P8P67 LE (3 PCI, 2 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Cougar Point P67, Intel Sandy Bridge
System Memory 8160 MB (DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM)
Video Adapter GeForce GTX 660 (2 GB)
Audio Adapter Asus Xonar DG Sound Card
Disk Drive Samsung SSD 840 Series (SATA-III)


Platinum Member
Apr 26, 2007
Depending on what games you plan on playing you could definitely just upgrade the computer. Pick up some more ddr3 ram, more storage if you need it and a new gpu, ie 5600xt/6xxx or 1660 ti/3060.

That said eventually the next gen console games are going to require a new build. Your motherboard doesn't support 8+ cores and nvme drives.

Currently, assuming availability, the best value for gaming hardware is a ps5/xbox series x. At $500 it would be next to impossible to build anything close. A comparable new computer would be around $1000.

I'm planning to build a new computer when socket am5 / ddr5 are released. I might pick up a ps5/xbox series x while I wait.
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Nov 9, 2005
OP, build a new system. Something with 6C or above would work for ya.

Catch someone getting rid of an AMD 3600 when the new 5XXX series comes out and a cheap x470 motherboard with 16gb of 3200 DDR4. A base like that would blow away what you have and wouldn't break the bank. Top it off with a used RX580 and rock on. You could reuse the SSD.