I'm currently running a PC that I built in 2010 with the the following core specs.
- GTX 460
- 4GB DDR 1333MHz RAM
- 1TB mechanical HDD
- P55 motherboard with USB 2, SATA II, and PCIe gen. 2
Purchasing a 250GB SATA III SSD, additional 4GB of RAM, and a GTX 1050 Ti would run me $330 CAD and would give me an excuse to re-do my cable management.
However, for $900 CAD, I could do an entirely new build based around the following core specs.
- Pentium G4560
- GTX 1050 Ti
- 8GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM
- 1TB mechanical HDD + 256GB M.2 SSD
- B250 mATX board with USB 3.1, SATA 6GB/s, and PCIe gen. 3
I don't think I need an exceptionally powerful PC since I only really use my PC for general stuff (web browsing, chat clients, video and voice calls, etc.) and light-duty gaming, and I'm just wondering if I'd be better off to slap some upgrades into my existing rig than to build a whole new computer. I'm still negotiating a price, but I have a friend interested in purchasing my current PC if I do decide to build a new one. I use a 1080p monitor that I plan on keeping for now.
Edited by Miek, 22 April 2017 - 09:46 AM.