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Help Prioritising Upgrades

Pughes
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Hi Guys,

 

I'm looking to being update my PC and would really appreciate some help in deciding which hardware should take priority.

 

My current set up is as follows:

 

i5-4670 3.4ghz

8gb DDR 3 1333MHz Ram 

MSI GTX 660 Twin Frozr

ASUS B85M-E Motherboard

Corsair VS650 PSU

250gb Samsung EVO SSD

1tb Seagate HDD

Aukey Mechanical Keyboard

Logitec G403

1 x 1080p Display

 

My goals for the system are to be able to play games at a 1080p resolution with no issues and to be able to handle large data sets for my university work. My budget is around £350/$450 to £450/$580. Any suggestions on specific parts would also be appreciated. 

 

Thank you.

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I recommend getting a graphics card first, like a 1060 6GB, then if it's not up to snuff you should grab a ryzen CPU.

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9 minutes ago, Pughes said:

Hi Guys,

 

I'm looking to being update my PC and would really appreciate some help in deciding which hardware should take priority.

 

My current set up is as follows:

 

i5-4670 3.4ghz

8gb DDR 3 1333MHz Ram 

MSI GTX 660 Twin Frozr

ASUS B85M-E Motherboard

Corsair VS650 PSU

 

My goals for the system are to be able to play games at a 1080p resolution with no issues and to be able to handle large data sets for my university work. My budget is around £350/$450 to £450/$580. Any suggestions on specific parts would also be appreciated. 

 

Thank you.

what storage device are you using

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upgrade gpu first. cpu is less of a limitation usually. on average, a cpu will be relevant for about 7 or 8 years before you should replace

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Just now, Alaradia said:

what storage device are you using

if it's not a ssd, UPGRADE THAT FIRST

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1 minute ago, Alaradia said:

what storage device are you using

Updated post for more detail.

 

Thank you.

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id say probably a ram upgrade 8 gigs isn't much these days. but thats to make the computer overall better if you want the higher fps probably a better gpu then upgrading you cpu

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Um can we talk about that PSU? Throw that thing in the trash. Get a better PSU (you probably need only 500-550w), a mid tier GPU, and another 8 GB of ram. That should all be doable.

 

On second thought, don’t buy more ram, cause you’ll probably upgrade to a DDR4 system before too long. Unless you can find some cheap used

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You could grab this: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Tv38TW/evga-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-sc-gaming-acx-30-video-card-08g-p4-6173-kr

 

Or you could save up some extra cash and go for a whole system refresh:

You could buy the GPU first to ease your pain until you can save up money for the rest of the build.

 

 

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