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Question Upgrade or new build

jim barclay

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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)
 

fralexandr

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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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DooKey

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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.
 

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