Any life left in the old Machine?

  MarkDunstan 07:53 01 Mar 2015
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Hello, sorry, I've already posted this over in Tech forums, but I'm not sure if it was the right place? But onto the question!

I've had a dell XPS 710 since 2007, and have only upgraded the graphics card from the old 8800GTX to the (old now I guess) 560 GTX. It's handled everything I've thrown at it for years at quite good settings (high mostly), but now I see it can no longer keep up with modern gaming.

These are my pc specs:

Core 2 Quad Core Processor Q6600 (2.4GHz, 1066FSB, 8MB cache) Memory Dual-channel 4096MB (667MHz DDR2) Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 32-bit operating system (vista)

I was wondering if there was any chance I could upgrade a few things bit by bit and over time to give it some extra life and hopefully play something like the Witcher 3 without embarrassing itself... Or should I just start from scratch and buy a new pc? I'd like to know stuff like whether a new motherboard and i5 processor would fit in the case? If so, what would you recommend?

Thanks for your time and any help you can offer. I know I should be looking at changing all the above, but what would work together, fit in the case etc? My budget is pretty bad, and was hoping I could find some upgrades for quite cheap (maybe around 300-400 altogether). I'm a family man on low wage so unfortunately getting a spanking new pc is no longer possible! This is certainly not my field, and I'm hoping someone here can help me. Much appreciated and thanks for your time!

  lotvic 10:42 01 Mar 2015

I have replied on your other thread in Tech Helproom click here please don't start new threads on same subject as it just gets confusing :)

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