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Old December 28, 2012, 11:55 PM
tt74Rocky tt74Rocky is offline
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Default New build or parts change?

Hey!

I don't know if I should buy a new computer or simply change a few parts so I figured I could get help from experts

This is my computer :
2 year old
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Monitor Model: BenQ G2255 (shittiest monitor i ever got)
Display: 1920 x 1080
System Model: Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P
Processor : AMD phenom II x3 720 BE 3.0ghz no OC
Memory: G.Skill 4096MB PC2-8500 (i believe it runs slower than it should 533mhz according to cpuz)
Card name: ATI Radeon HD 4890 1gb
Hard drive: 2x WD 640gb caviar green in raid 0 (also have a 500gb usb3 that goes with my laptop)

Rated 5,9 on windows experience index haha! xD
Case, sound system, cd/dvd, etc. is not really worth mentionning.

This is what I use the computer for :
Mostly watching steaming and gaming (diablo 3, dayz, warz, hon, sc2, battlefield 3, me3...) I also do some photoshop/illustrator and video editing.

This is the problems :
1. Compared to newer cpus, mine feel chubby and slow. I simply can't run new games on the highest settings w/o some lag and long loading times (I even get lags while playing diablo 3 at highest but again maybe the game is just @ :).
2. My computer is getting old, there is weird stuff happening time to time. Ex : my monitor would suddently turn off, i would then need switch it to the other hdmi socket on my gfx and it would work again. Altrought, maybe a fresh windows install would fix all that... Im starting to think that someday it'll go "poof" with black smoke X)
4. I hate my monitor it takes 10s to 20s to boot and the brightness sucks for any "night time" gameplay (its all white I can't see anything!)

So....
I think (i would like you input on this) I can sell the whole setting for around 1000$ to 1200$ if I'm lucky.

With that money can I buy a better rig or is it better to change some parts? What would be the changes? (add a SSD? add 4gb Ram? buy a new graphic card or go crossfire? overclock? tweak some things (I really don't know wich ones tho?)

Any input is very much appreciated.

Thank you!

(sorry for the bad english)

Last edited by tt74Rocky; December 29, 2012 at 12:03 AM.
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