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I built my rig back in 2009 and at the time I used some very popular products and now its three years later and of course its out of date. My main question do you upgrade just to stay up to date with everyone else or do you update when your computer can no longer do what you want it to do? Currently my rig does the job just fine and really Im not a big gamer anymore just basically browsing the internet and working on photoshop. My Question is if I was to upgrade what would you suggest I get to do some small gaming(Flight simulator) and photoshop work. Would an I3 work for me? and suggest a cheap but quality motherboard.
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What is your current system?
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All the specs are in my signature. smile.gif
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You won't need to upgrade if you're surfing the web

That's more than plenty
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for gaming , well u will need to upgrade, but if u feel its slow and u r web surfing only and want something snappy to watch HD movies on it and have the fast response to ur pc then Get SSD
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Okay...If I was to start looking would you suggest me going with the i5 processor or start out with the i3 and see if that does the job?
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Originally Posted by corysti View Post

Okay...If I was to start looking would you suggest me going with the i5 processor or start out with the i3 and see if that does the job?

I'd say a Pentium G630 is more than enough

But if you wanted to start gaming again, I'd say start with an i3 2120
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