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someone offered me 900 for my sig rig. what do u think should i just upgrade it , its 3 years old now or should i rebuild a whole new one. here is what i would build

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1YrKt
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1YrKt/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1YrKt/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770S 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.49 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.96 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1243.38
Edited by crizthakidd - 11/6/13 at 4:05pm
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The real question here is if you want to stay with your current CPU+mobo. If your CPU is a solid performer and does not drive you nuts, then there’s no pressing need to change platform, ergo you would stick with new graphics, a storage upgrade (a couple SSDs in mirror and a few 3TB drives would serve you well), and new cooling. If you really want to change the CPU to a newer generation and fresh socket with all them benefits, then you might as well build new.
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post #3 of 6
Umm your sig rig is worth maybe $450 so yes sell it and buy a newer rig.
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post #4 of 6
Do it!, but that graphic card on Amazon is overprice, and you don't need 850w for a single graphic card.
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post #5 of 6
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its unlocked shaders, plays like a 6970 its pretty good ! but yeah im getting tired of my rig even tho its fast , i can start telling its aging . but isnt the point of me building this computer 3 years ago that i can upgrade it lol.
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Originally Posted by crizthakidd View Post

its unlocked shaders, plays like a 6970 its pretty good ! but yeah im getting tired of my rig even tho its fast , i can start telling its aging . but isnt the point of me building this computer 3 years ago that i can upgrade it lol.

Get another 6950 and unlock.
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