To upgrade or not to upgrade?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by angiemccane72, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. angiemccane72

    angiemccane72 New Member

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    GPU:
    ATI 4680 HD
    This is my current config.

    http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2240249

    I was thinking about changing my motherboard to LGA1155 H61 MSI H61M-P23 http://www.amazon.com/MSI-LGA1155-B3-Motherboard-H61M-P23/dp/B004RPNM86/
    My processor to Intel® Core™ i3-2100 http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i3-2100-Processor-3-1GHz-LGA1155/dp/B004JEVGMO/
    I only have 2 gb ddr2 ram and to get 2 gb more is more expensive than getting 4gb ddr3. but to do that i have to change my motherboard to newer model so as my socket.
    My graphic card has 1gb gddr3 rest is on the picture.
     
  2. Postalisback

    Postalisback Ancient Guru

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    MSI GTX 760 TwinFrozr 2GB
    Do you play games?

    I upgraded from a Gigabyte GA-EP43T-USB3 (DDR3) motherboard with a Pentium E6300 @ 2.8GHz to this current setup last September and it's quite a nice difference, it's definitely worth it if you game regularly (well, depending on which games you play, of course). :)
     
  3. Nihilanth

    Nihilanth Member

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    What are you upgrading for?

    If its for gaming, the i3 2100 is a strong little processor. I got one and it hasn't disappointed me in anything so far but the thing is as long as you don't upgrade your video card, it won't help you much unless you are ready to play at low resolutions with details turned down to medium-low in which case the whole point of upgrading is redundant since that's probably what you are doing now if you are gaming with your current card.

    If you don't care about gaming, then yeah you can upgrade if you just want a faster pc for general use.
     

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