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Old 03-04-2013, 10:14 AM   #1
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Here's the deal. I built a computer back in 2008 with some money I had incidentally bumped into, although I still wasn't well employed. Because I had no real employment my computer never got updated even though I very much wanted to, and now I'm sitting on a sluggish, five year old computer that's struggling to run some modern games.

Now I'm well employed and have some money to play around with, and I was wondering if I should try and upgrade this thing or call it quits and start from the ground up again? So, for the general spec overview:

http://puu.sh/2bYmf

If you need any specific specifications let me know and I'll get them for you. Do you guys think this is worth upgrading or not, and if so where should I even start?
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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What parts are you looking to upgrade, I would say a new GPU and ram for starters and then maybe a CPU.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:22 PM   #3
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I have found you motherboard specs GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 775 - GA-EP45-UD3L (rev. 1.1), and your motherboard won't be able to get a new CPU. In terms of Ram you motherboard can only take up to 16GB which you wouldn't need that much for gaming, G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Newegg.com.
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I'm at work, and that site is blocked (file-sharing) so I can't see the specs. But in general a PC built in 2008 (5 years ago) isn't worth upgrading. What kind of budget do you have?
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