Hello, I follow Guru3D for a long time, however never posted before. I am facing an issue and will try to get help from the more experienced hardware gurus to try to identify the problem before to proceed to an expensive upgrade. I work with 3d projects and bought the pc mainly to render 3d scenes but I am a addicted gamer also. I built the actual pc in 2011, I know it is quite old but I am not having a good performance in some situations and would need some help and advice. My rig is an Evga X58 Sli Micro mobo, Intel i7 980x 6 core at 4.0Ghz (CPNS Zalman 10x Extreme Cooler), Evga Gtx 1070, 24Gb ram DDR3 1600Mhz Hyper X, Corsair TX850W psu, HAF 932 case, Seagate 1tb Sata 3 (where the Win 10 Pro x64 Os is installed). My processor has a weird name tho. It is recognized by the OS as Genuine Intel CPU 000 - 3.06Ghz and over it has ES (stands for Engineer Sample according to the vendor back in 2011). In Cinebench I can get the following results: CPU 914cb Single Core 119cb OpenGL 95 fps A friend of mine get the following result with a 6700K processor and a Gtx 960 card: CPU 859cb Single Core 171cb OpenGL 120fps I hardly need to render 3d in my pc nowadays but I play a lot. In render times he same scene renders in 17 min in that 6700k pc and 21 min in mine. In games I have a much inferior performance than my friends using 4790K and 6700K processors, even with lower Gpus... I play most a racing game called Assetto Corsa and when I compare with friends, a full grid of 23 Ai drivers (which uses lots of physics calculations) I barely get close to 60fps, while in the pc friends never drop below 90. Also noticed that if I set the game to Ultra in Full HD I got like 65 to 70 fps and all in lowest settings around 71- 83 fps. I need to understand why this is happening. What is causing it? Simple fact the pc is old or there's anything I could look at first, before decide to upgrade to a newer technology? I posted in Assetto Corsa forum and a dev checked the logs and said apart from some external game apps (which I deleted all) he didn't noticed any problems with the game. In another games I also have a much worse performance, even comparing to systems built 6 years ago just like mine. Any other information you guys need to be able to help, just ask and I will try to make it happen. Thanks a lot in advance. Would like to post some images of benchmarks I did to try to help but I can't yet due I am a newbie in the forum.