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Windows 7: Upgrade or replace? Core 2 Q6700

22 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
Upgrade or replace? Core 2 Q6700

So I am trying to make the move from console to PC for my gaming, but my computer has long been used for mainly paying bills, online classes, and web browsing. I am wondering, mostly because it seems that the parts I am searching for have all been rendered obsolete, if it is worth it to update and/or upgrade my 6 year old PC any further. It has seen 3 OS changes (currently Windows7), upgraded to 8GB ram(although not high performance), and most recently, an additional case fan, a Corsair 750 power supply and AMD Raedon HD 7700 card this past week.
My major malfunction, aside from lack of knowledge, is that I play mostly Battlefield 3 and 4, and wanted to play the Hardline Beta on the PC, but cant connect. I also tried to buy BF3 for PC and cant connect either.
I was looking for a Motherboard with capabilities to OC my Q6700 to around 3-3.2 so I can compete with newer machines but I am finding it hard to find new ones and I am quite frankly scared to buy off ebay for an electrical item that I have limited knowledge of exactly what I need to fit my specs.
I plan on getting a new Corsair case to make easy on myself this time as I think I may have caused long term cramping in my hands working in that Dell case! And I guess it would be a good idea to get an A/M heatsink and fan at that point.
Any help and opinions would be greatly appreciated...(I'm sure I left something out)

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22 Jun 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

Hi and welcome to the forum.

You need to be more specific with the "i cant connect" situation.. this isnt a hardware fault so theres nothing broken, this is a connection/game issue.

If you really just want a new pc, then dont buy one, build one. You have a decent branded powersupply so you can keep that for the new rig, the rest is all down to budget.
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22 Jun 2014   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I have no idea how well a Q6700 can play the games you want, but.....

That processor has a stock clock of 2.66. If that isn't sufficient, I'd doubt that 3.0 or 3.2 would make a major difference.

I'd resolve the "can't connect" issue and make a judgement about current performance. If it wasn't what I wanted, I wouldn't bother with buying new motherboards or coolers to overclock that CPU.

You've got a new video card and power supply. You'd need to buy a new motherboard, new RAM, and probably an i-5 Intel CPU. Somewhere near $400 would do it and would be a major improvement compared to just replacing your current motherboard with an overclocking board and keeping your current CPU and RAM.

But get a handle on the "can't connect" thing first and properly evaluate what you have.
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