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Should This PC Be Upgraded?

(I am asking for a friend) 

 

Here is the PCs specs

 

- Intel score i5-2500k CPU @ 3.30GHz

- OC Genie Military Class 2 (motherboard)

- 750w Corsair power supply

- 8GB RAM (not sure which type)

- AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series (2x)

 

Obviously this PC isn’t really up to spec (about 10 year old build). Should it be upgraded, or does a whole new machine need to be built? 
 

If it should be upgraded, what would be the best upgrades to make, to get the best performance (gaming).

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You could overclock the CPU to 4.5-4.7ghz and just buy a new graphics card. I wouldn't buy more than a GTX 1660 for that setup. And if you could find another 8gb of ram.

If you want a serious gaming machine, yes you need to upgrade.

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depends on the games (esports, running AAA @ ulta ultra, etc) and budget and country too

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Thanks for all the suggestions everyone!

 

What I’ve gathered is that it would just be best to buy a new machine at this point, and use this one as a side machine? 
 

I’ll pass it on to my friend

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