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  1. Hello, It is always interesting to hear what other people think about computer thingies, mainly hardware, especially when I am not an expert myself. The thing is, my current gaming computer is starting to show its age with newer titles. Or... well... it is not really a gaming computer, just my father's old machine I have been allowed to use. I bought a new graphics card for it last year, too. So I am considering buying a new case and moving my graphics card into it, together with some normal HDDs. The rest is open for suggestions. The current machine has an i3-2120 @3.3GHz for processor, R9 290 for graphics card, 12 GB of DDR3 at 1066 (I think), separate sound card, 550W PSU and normal HDDs. Cannot remember the motherboard at the moment. So the main thing I am wondering is the processor, buying a new one would make little sense unless it makes a notable difference. But then again, I do not want to buy any SSDs, normal HDD is just fine for me, so that might limit the speed a bit, maybe? I am not a huge gamer, and real life has taken its toll on the time I can spend playing (I have not played anything for like four months now). Also making mods really murders my gaming completely. But I still enjoy it, and when I finally have time for it, I would like to be able to play some newer titles, as well, like maybe Fallout 4, without worrying about the performance of the computer. So, to sum it up (I am bad at writing): I am not a huge hardcore gamer, I just like playing games, and do it whenever I have the timeI do not have a ton of money laying about, so keeping the budget reasonable is my dreamI do not want SSD or liquid cooling, air cooling is enought for menormal HDD will be used, but I will be buying new memory, processor and apparently a new motherboard, too, also PSU maybe and whatever else is needed that cannot be found laying about here unneededthe new processor should be a noticeable improvement over i3-2120 @ 3.3GHz and should not cost too much (I think 400 Euros is alread a lot for one, but then again, all the good ones seem to cost that much and more)Also, now that Intel has this new Skylake set of processor on its way, with the "new platform" they talk about, with DDR4, would it make any sense to wait for better Skylake processors, and DDR4, for cheap, to make the thing more futureproof? Is there such a thing as futureproof? Would it make any sense for someone not willing to pour thousands of Euros into a gaming computer? Waiting is fine by me, I would not want to rush. So if anyone has ideas, I would love to hear them. Does not mean I will necessarily use them, I just like to hear what people think. Also, if you have any questions, feel free to ask. Thank you.