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Upgrade or new PC? (6 year old PC) ~1-2k budget

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by Triorchin, 6 Nov 2018.

  1. Triorchin


    Joined: 25 Dec 2012

    Posts: 21

    So, I built my current PC about 6 years ago (someone on here recommended this build, which I went with).

    Gigabyte ATi Radeon HD 7950 Windforce 3X 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card with FREE FARCRY3, Hitman Absolution, Sleeping Dogs & 20% off MOH Warfighter PC Games
    Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W) - Retail
    Samsung 256GB SSD 830 Notebook/Apple Series SATA 6Gb/s KIT with Norton Ghost - (MZ-7PC256N/EU)
    Gigabyte Z77N-WIFI Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Mini ITX Motherboard
    Pioneer BDR-207EBK 12x BluRay RW / 16x DVD±RW 128GB - Retail
    Microsoft Windows 8 64-Bit DVD - OEM (WN7-00403)
    Seasonic G series 550w '80 Plus Gold' Modular Power Supply
    Corsair Hydro H80i High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (Socket LGA1155 / LGA1156 / LGA1366 / LGA2011/ AM2 / AM3 / FM1 / FM2)
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM (ST2000DM001)
    BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ITX Cube Case - Arctic White
    Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX)

    So, the question is, is there much I can do with this? Or do I need a fresh build?
    I don't play many AAA games these days, but I'd like to be able to play new games at a reasonable frame rate, and I'd like to get myself a rig that can run VR well. All other peripherals are already sorted (the 2k budget would include the VR headset and stuff).
    I would love some more SSD storage (maybe completely replace the HDD), I also would like some more memory.
    Like to spend at little as possible, but also want it to be future proof.

    Thanks for your help.
    Last edited: 6 Nov 2018
  2. NovaKill4


    Joined: 22 Jan 2012

    Posts: 401

    I was going to tell you to keep your cpu, ram and motherboard but the Ryzen 2600 is at such a good price you can get a fantastic rig for 2k.
    I have not included a case but there a good amount of £50ish cases on here, and the CPU comes with a decent stock cooler but you would need something better for overclocking.

    If you wanted a nicer case and CPU cooler then you could sell the majority of your current rig to fund the extra cost.

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £1,953.93 (includes shipping: £0.00) ​
  3. Quartz


    Joined: 1 Apr 2014

    Posts: 11,713

    Location: Aberdeen

    Since you are including the VR kit in the £2K, which will cost between £500 and £1000, I think you should just get yourself a new GPU and the VR kit, more RAM, and a decent SSD.

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £679.47 (includes shipping: £10.50)