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    Little Help

    Hello Just need A little i could sell my pc and get this one for £500 just would like to know if you think its worth it and how much better the new one would be, games i play are mainly starcraft 2 with a little bf3 now and again...

    Pc Now

    i5 650 @3.2GHz
    12GB ram
    Gtx 560 2GB (non ti version)
    1 Tb HDD

    New Pc

    i7 3770 3.4GHz with turboboost
    6 GB ram
    AMD 7950 3GB
    128 GB SSD
    1.5TB HDD

    Any help? thank you?

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    • dacads's system
      • Motherboard:
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    Re: Little Help

    To put it simply, it would be overkill. Although a SSD would be beneficial if you want a faster boot time

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    Re: Little Help

    yep I don't really see you current pc struggling
    If you're low on drive space then get an additional hard drive

    the i5 650 wasn't a great cpu, it's only actually a dual core with hyperthreading not a true quad core, but as far as I can remember that shouldn't be an issue for ether BF3 or starcraft2
    The ram you have now should be transferable into a new system without issue unless it's old 1066mhz stuff

    If you really want to upgrade then I'd look at these:
    SSD - for OS general boot time improvement and just to make the system feel a bit snappier
    2nd Hard drive - if you need more space
    If you really want to upgrade cpu then a new Z77 motherboard and an i5 3570k that's all you need everything else should be re-useable
    RAM if 1066mhz then I would look at replacing it with some 1600mhz (simply because that the best price point, 1333mhz would be fine it's just that 1600mhz tends to be cheaper) Although saying that it does depend on what your ram is, there was some good low latency 1066mhz stuff around that's actually better than most 1333mhz ram so that would be fine to re-use.

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    • dokdek's system
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    Re: Little Help

    Yeah, theres really no point in upgrading now, spend your money on a SSD, that will probably give you the most noticeable speed boost. If it were me, I'd wait for the next generation to upgrade.

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