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Hello everyone! I am wondering if I should upgrade to these components... My current system is listed below.

AMD FX8120 166.54
ASUS M5A7-LE 107.62
KINGSTON 8GB KIT 43.75
CYBORG RAT5 71.88
 
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Intel Core i5 3210M (3.1 Ghz) Asus G46VW.210 Nvidia GTX 660M 2GB (GDDR5; 950/1250) Intel HD Graphics 4000M 
RAMHard DriveMonitorMouse
8GB (DDR3; 800; 1T) 750GB (5200rpm) 14" LCD Gigabyte M6900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD PII X4 940 BE (235x14.5; 3.4 Ghz; 1.475v) ASUS M4A78-E (NB: 2585Mhz) ATI HD 7870 (3.839 GB; 1000Mhz core; 1200Mhz mem) Kingston 4G Dual Channel DDRII 940 Mhz (2x2G) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital WD10EZEX (1.0 TB) ASUS DVDRW +/- & BR R Scythe Ninja Cu Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 27" W2753V Logitech White Backlit CM 750w (60a @ 1x12v) Antec 300 
Mouse
Gigabyte M6900 
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Golden Copper
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 3210M (3.1 Ghz) Asus G46VW.210 Nvidia GTX 660M 2GB (GDDR5; 950/1250) Intel HD Graphics 4000M 
RAMHard DriveMonitorMouse
8GB (DDR3; 800; 1T) 750GB (5200rpm) 14" LCD Gigabyte M6900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD PII X4 940 BE (235x14.5; 3.4 Ghz; 1.475v) ASUS M4A78-E (NB: 2585Mhz) ATI HD 7870 (3.839 GB; 1000Mhz core; 1200Mhz mem) Kingston 4G Dual Channel DDRII 940 Mhz (2x2G) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital WD10EZEX (1.0 TB) ASUS DVDRW +/- & BR R Scythe Ninja Cu Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 27" W2753V Logitech White Backlit CM 750w (60a @ 1x12v) Antec 300 
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Gigabyte M6900 
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post #2 of 5
It all looks good, but you need an SSD they make your system just all around perform better.
post #3 of 5
I see no particular reason to upgrade the system.
The 8120 is only one generation behind; and the new generation did not have huge performance leaps.
The 970 chipset is the "baby" board of the current generation. It doesn't offer the most features, but it certainly isn't bad.
The Kingston RAM is just fine. You'll be unlikely to notice much of a difference between RAM speeds and even 1333 performs well if the timings are tight.
The mouse looks fine.

Given that your current build is relatively recent, I wouldn't upgrade. I've heard that AMD is also going to release new CPU and chipset this year; it'll probably be worth the wait.
post #4 of 5
What are the performance problems you're having?
    
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post #5 of 5
definitely 8gb not from performance butfor breathing space in ram intensive games. You should be looking at the 83XX series CPU's they were just released and are great value for money. Definitely DEFINITELY need an SSD, id never go back to normal HDD. I never liked the rat's personally im a razer fan but its each to his own. Same with MOBO im a gigabyte fan. But just make sure your buying a mobo the future proofs ie xfire-sli, extra ram , higher ram speeds etc.
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Intel Core i5 7400 ASRock B250 Gaming K4 Motherboard MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Gaming X Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M2A2133C13R 16GB ... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
120GB OCZ VERTEX 3 SSD Corsair Hydro Series H60 120mm Liquid CPU Cooler WINDOWS 10 AOC 28" 4K 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
LOGITECH G910 ORION SPARK SilverStone Strider Gold 750W ST75F-GS Phanteks Eclipse P400S Tempered Glass Black Red LOGITECH G900 
Mouse PadAudio
RAZER VESPULA LOGITECH G933 7.1 WIRELESS HEADSET 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 (STOCK) Gigabyte 990FX-UD7 Radeon 7970 G-Skillz 
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Samsung OCZ Vertex 3 SSD Western Digital Samsung 24x DVD Burner/Player 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper Evo xigitek 120mm blue led case fan X 5 Windows 7 Premium 23" LG LED IPS panel 
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Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Antec 750W gamers edition NZXT Phantom 410 Razer Naga MMOG  
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Intel Core i5 7400 ASRock B250 Gaming K4 Motherboard MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Gaming X Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M2A2133C13R 16GB ... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
120GB OCZ VERTEX 3 SSD Corsair Hydro Series H60 120mm Liquid CPU Cooler WINDOWS 10 AOC 28" 4K 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
LOGITECH G910 ORION SPARK SilverStone Strider Gold 750W ST75F-GS Phanteks Eclipse P400S Tempered Glass Black Red LOGITECH G900 
Mouse PadAudio
RAZER VESPULA LOGITECH G933 7.1 WIRELESS HEADSET 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 (STOCK) Gigabyte 990FX-UD7 Radeon 7970 G-Skillz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung OCZ Vertex 3 SSD Western Digital Samsung 24x DVD Burner/Player 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper Evo xigitek 120mm blue led case fan X 5 Windows 7 Premium 23" LG LED IPS panel 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Antec 750W gamers edition NZXT Phantom 410 Razer Naga MMOG  
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Razer Vespula Gaming Matt Logitech X-530 5.1 
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