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post #1 of 10
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Hey guys,

i was wondering wether or not it would be worth upgrading my rig rather than building a brand new rig.

i currently have a i7 950 cpu, gigabyte EX58-UD3R mobo with a 9600gt gpu

would it be worth upgrading the mobo/gpu or would i just be better off building an entirely new rig with a 4770k and a 770 or 780
post #2 of 10
Opposite of upgrading I reckon would be better for you. Buy a new system, excluding parts that can be swapped over, (PSU, RAM, Hard drives and all of that good stuff)
post #3 of 10
an i7 950 is still a seriously strong cpu for gaming(which i assume since youre looking to upgrade the gpu). i would just upgrade the gpu til the 950 can no longer hold its own in gaming.
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post #4 of 10
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If i was to build an entirely new rig i would need to purchase a new psu as its quite old and low powered and new ram as i only have 4 gb currently. Do you think it would still be worth it to scratch this rig and go for a completely new one?
post #5 of 10
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an i7 950 is still a seriously strong cpu for gaming(which i assume since youre looking to upgrade the gpu). i would just upgrade the gpu til the 950 can no longer hold its own in gaming.

what gpu would you reccommend? Would the motherboard and cpu be able to use a 770 or 780 to its full potential?
post #6 of 10
I believe you can't use it too it's full potential, because the chosen GPU's use PCIe 3.0, where as your board only supports 2.0.
post #7 of 10
But maybe that doesn't matter, I'm not sure.
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post #9 of 10
Well yeah, based off of that information, I'd just upgrade the GPU to a GTX 780. (If all you do is gaming)
post #10 of 10
honestly, the only slow thing in your current pc is 'ye old 9600gt'
just replace that with something like a GTX760 and you're good to go.
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