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Looking to upgrade PC

Hello,

I built a computer back in 2012 and thinking of upgrading it. What are somethings worth upgrading? This is what I have in it now
CPU- i5-3570k quad core
CPU cooler- Cosair H100
Motherboard- Gigabyte GA-z77x UD3H
Memory- Corsair Vengeance 16gb (2x 8gb)
Storage-2TB 3.5 5400Rpm internal HD
Storage- intel 520 180gb ssd
GPU- Raeon HD 7970 GHz edition 3Gb
Power supply- Silencer Mk 2 950w
optical drive- Lite-on ihas124-04 DVD/CD writer
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  1. Lots of stuff could be upgraded. What is your budget and what do you use your PC for?
  2. What is the main use of this pc?
    In what way is it not doing the job?

    You have a well balanced pc.
    My guess is that for gaming, a graphics card upgrade is in order.

    Or, if you actively read/write from a 5400rpm hard drive, you might want to invest in a larger ssd.
  3. geofelt said:
    What is the main use of this pc?
    In what way is it not doing the job?

    You have a well balanced pc.
    My guess is that for gaming, a graphics card upgrade is in order.

    Or, if you actively read/write from a 5400rpm hard drive, you might want to invest in a larger ssd.


    I mainly use it for gaming. Not to sure on budget yet maybe around 750.
  4. czar357 said:
    Lots of stuff could be upgraded. What is your budget and what do you use your PC for?


    Mainly use for gaming. Thinking around 750 for budget
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    kylej85 said:
    czar357 said:
    Lots of stuff could be upgraded. What is your budget and what do you use your PC for?


    Mainly use for gaming. Thinking around 750 for budget


    If you upgrade the graphics, a GTX1070 would be appropriate, about $400.

    If you upgrade the cpu, you are looking at a new motherboard and ram.
    I5-7600K is about $230.
    $150 buys you a Z270 motherboard.
    2 x8gb of DDR4 ram will be about $70.
  6. What resolution do you play in? And are there certain games it wont play well?

    Without those questions it is hard to say. You do have a decently balanced PC. If you are dead set on an upgrade though, my first thought is to get a better storage drive. 5400RPM is pretty slow. I would look at a 10000RPM drive like the WD BLACK series especially if you hold games on it.
  7. czar357 said:
    What resolution do you play in? And are there certain games it wont play well?

    Without those questions it is hard to say. You do have a decently balanced PC. If you are dead set on an upgrade though, my first thought is to get a better storage drive. 5400RPM is pretty slow. I would look at a 10000RPM drive like the WD BLACK series especially if you hold games on it.


    I try to play games on max setting. The system is getting old and was just looking to upgrade. It seems to run everything pretty good now on high setting. I usually play civ 6, wow, witcher 3, and games like that.
  8. kylej85 said:
    czar357 said:
    What resolution do you play in? And are there certain games it wont play well?

    Without those questions it is hard to say. You do have a decently balanced PC. If you are dead set on an upgrade though, my first thought is to get a better storage drive. 5400RPM is pretty slow. I would look at a 10000RPM drive like the WD BLACK series especially if you hold games on it.


    I try to play games on max setting. The system is getting old and was just looking to upgrade. It seems to run everything pretty good now on high setting. I usually play civ 6, wow, witcher 3, and games like that.


    I would say look at getting a graphics card. But I would also upgrade your storage HDD if you are running all of those games off of it. 5400 is really slow and you have the budget for a new HDD and graphics card.
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