Should I build a new pc?

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  1. BMinkie
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    I built this PC a year ago here are the specs

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    Is it too soon to build a new pc or should I just upgrade the graphics card ?

    But if I just upgrade the graphics card thats money I could put into my new pc ...... I don't know
     
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    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Save money for a SSD. Your PC spec is fine right now.
     
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    You should definitely build a new rig. Start saving your money for an i7-4960X + NVidia Titan Black combo. Anything else is weak as shit, bro.
     
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    By the time you save enough money Haswell-E + DDR4 would've come out. Just saying.
     
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    SSD really that good ?

    titan black whats that ?
     
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    SSD really improves the performance of OS a lot.

    Titan Black is an expensive GPU. They go for $1,000+ per card.
     
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    Personally I would say a new build is too early. CPU, RAM, and MB seem okay for today's specs but you could always do a GPU upgrade.

    Whats your PSU and have you thought about SLI? Also dont forget about things like case size and airflow when upgrading.
     
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    Shouldn't a computer last at least a few years before it needs replacing or upgrading. I bought mine off the budget rack in 2009 and it still works fine.
     
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    I know many people here will just automatically assume...but since there's no mention of it...
    The choice of whether or not you should build a new PC, upgrade, or just stick with what you have, all depends on what you need it for. Why do you want a new PC? Why do you want to upgrade?

    If it's for better gaming performance, then look into upgrading the graphics card first, and later on (after some more months of saving I guess) replace the CPU and motherboard with an Intel.
    If you think the PC just feels slow, then first get a SSD (I'd say 120GB minimum these days for the OS) and if it's still slow, then upgrade the CPU.
    If it's just for multimedia and homework and internet browsing, then you don't need to upgrade at all.
    If you're going to use your new PC for gaming and give your old PC to someone else, then say so!

    Also, nVidia GTX Titan Black is the most powerful single-GPU graphics card in the world. I forget if it's also more powerful than the current dual-GPU cards, but anyway. Costs around $1000.
     
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    I want it for gaming I can't run titanfall the way I want it

    I will basiclaly recycle some parts from my old pc to my new one and im going to most likly build my new pc in two or three months
     
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    Titanfall? Simple then - better graphics = higher framerates. The more you spend on your graphics card (I'd say go no higher than GTX 770), the better the performance will be. Your current graphics card only barely clears the recommended specs.
    Also, if you want faster loading speeds, buy a SSD (optional).
     
  13. CompassNorth

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    What'll be your budget and do you live near a micro center store?
     
  14. BMinkie
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    Yeah i live near micocenter
     
  15. Celice

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    I recently finally got an SSD, and yes it does make using a computer a noticeably quicker experience, but the big impact isn't necessarily that it's quicker, but that it's noticeable. Your performance gain is really going to depend on what kind of software you run. For example, an old housemate was a digitial design student and he constantly had to access Photoshop, which probably took around 30 second or a whole minute to be usable after starting up. With an SSD this loadtime would probably be cut down dramatically. Booting into Windows and having it usable is also a big plus with an SSD.

    However, I would still call it a luxury more than a necessity. For most daily tasks, a mechanical drive still seems to work just fine. I would be much more quick to add in a better GPU over anything else, and next to that, possibly a i5. But in general you should be getting a pretty nice performance gain with a better GPU, in my opinion. Knowing what you're using the computer for will help to figure out what pieces would be worth more to you over others.
     
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    In the meantime while you wait to upgrade you could always overclock as well. It takes some research to make sure you play it safe, but it can give you a pretty good performance boost and allow you to save up your cash for a while.