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User Info: Slayn

Slayn
3 years ago#11
I would have upgraded a lot sooner, but you might as well hang on for a while longer. I am sure there are plenty of changes over the next year that will be a significant upgrade. Right now we are on the 4th generation of the current CPU line up and each stepping has been a very minor increase, the only one worthwhile being 1st to 2nd gen. 3rd and 4th have barely been an increase.

DDR4 is coming, and Intel will either come out with a 5th gen, or an entirely new CPU line. I don't think it will be for another year though at least, but I feel like if you upgrade every 5 years, it isn't really a good time.
You can spend $400 on a console and $400 on a cheap PC, or you can spend $800 to build your own and have the best of both worlds.

User Info: d209999

d209999
3 years ago#12
Upgrading for the sake of doing it is just a waste of money. Wait until you have an actual need (ie New Game X that you're dying to play can't maintain a stable framerate unless you turn everything down to low).
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User Info: Master_Bass

Master_Bass
3 years ago#13
d209999 posted...
Upgrading for the sake of doing it is just a waste of money. Wait until you have an actual need (ie New Game X that you're dying to play can't maintain a stable framerate unless you turn everything down to low).

You know he said his PC just died, right?
Many Bothans died to bring you this post.

User Info: CynicalNaivete

CynicalNaivete
3 years ago#14
I just finished piecing together a new build myself for about your budget. I'm assuming your HDD isn't the thing that failed and you can salvage it, along with the case.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Z6DI

If you're looking to cut corners, you could got with a GTX 770 instead and a cheaper motherboard and PSU if you don't plan to overclock (in which case you could get the 4670 CPU instead of the 4670K to save slightly more).

User Info: AtomicMenace

AtomicMenace
3 years ago#15
How does this look for now? Also I'm sticking the Nvidia GTX 460 I already have in this new machine until newer cards go down in price, as well as saving my SATA HDDs.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/31db2

User Info: YOeastonYO

YOeastonYO
3 years ago#16
The 460 isn't bad yet for playing games, but are you sure that wasn't the fault in the system?

User Info: Ikari Gendo

Ikari Gendo
3 years ago#17
What exactly happened to your computer?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wdw64aHYXA

User Info: AtomicMenace

AtomicMenace
3 years ago#18
It gets to the initial post screen and before the screen changes the PC shuts off automatically.

User Info: hakujo

hakujo
3 years ago#19
I have a very similar computer, except I have an e8400 lol, thinking of the same question >.>
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