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RAM and Graphics card upgrade, or new system?

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Posted · Original PosterOP



I have a pc at home which is beginning to run slow in games and certain games won't even start because my graphics card (GTX 260) only runs directx 10....Looking at you Ubisoft.. 


So my question is, should I upgrade my graphics card from a GTX 260 to a GTX 970 from Asus, and upgrade my RAM from 6 GB to 16 GB? Or, should I just buy a whole new computer? I believe the rest of my computer is pretty decent I am just worried that it might die in just a year or 2. 


Btw, the computer is around 5 years old.


Here are all of my specs:


Asus Rampage iii extreme


Intel core I7-930


6 GB RAM (can't remember what brand or speed)


GTX 260 reference card


CoolerMaster v8 CPU cooler


128 GB SSD








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Your PC is still pretty capable.
I don't think the CPU would be a bottleneck if you get the 970.

Case:NZXT H440   CPU:3570k @ 4.4ghz   Cooler:Prolimatech Megahalems w/ ap121 p/p  GPU:Gigabyte Windforce GTX 770  RAM:Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 16gb 1600mhz  Mobo:Sabertooth Z77     PSU:Cooler Master Silent Pro M 700w   Wheel: Logitech G27 + joystick as handbrake Asus DGX 5.1        Mouse: Corsair M65     Keyboard: CM Storm Trigger Cherry MX black  Headphones: ATH-M50s    Phone: Nexus 5 32GB  Earphones: Sennheiser CX 400ii    SSD: 120gb 840 evo  HDD: WD Enterprise 2TB    AMP&DAC: Schiit Stack. 

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New graphic card and RAM kit will do, you PC still kicks ass

Scarlet KnightIntel Core i3 6100 || Antec A40 Pro CPU Cooler || MSI Z170A Gaming M5 || Kingston HyperX 16GB DDR4-2133MHz || Samsung 850 Evo 120GB || Seagate Barracuda 1TB || Gigabyte G1 Gaming R9 390X 8GB || Seasonic M12II 620W || In Win 503 || Corsair Strafe || Steelseries Kinzu V3 MSI Edition || Dell UltraSharp U2414H || Xiaomi Alumunium Mouse Pad (S)



Phone: BlackBerry Classic Q20, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE SM-N916S

Console: PlayStation 4 500GB CUH-1206A

Tablet: iPad Air 2 16GB Wi-fi Only

Laptop: MSI GE62 (i7 4720HQ || 8GB DDR3 || NVIDIA GTX960M || Samsung 650 EVO 120GB + 1TB HDD)

In-ear Monitor: Xiaomi Piston 3.0

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New GPU definitley. However I wouldn't invest in RAM atm. DDR4 for consumer platforms is right around the corner and you would end up with lots of DDR3 sticks that you can't use once you do a proper platform upgrade.

who cares...

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