Hello , I'm new to this forum and also new at building and upgrading computers. The one I currently have is 7 years old and it was pre built when I bought it. I'm in university so I want to spend some time gaming and although I have a PS4 I can't spend 60 euro on a game every month.
My current setup is this :
CPU : Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67GHz
GPU : 1024MB NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
RAM : 8.00GB Single-Channel DDR3
MOBO : Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. EX58-DS4 (Socket 1366)
STORAGE : 2x 465GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAVS-00G9B1 ATA Device (SATA)
PSU : I think it's 600 W , no clue what brand.
CASE : An old metal one which although is good quality it has no room for cable management and the air flow is terrible.
I'm willing to spend around 600-750 euro.
First off is it worth upgrading my current setup right now? Or should I wait till late December ( I can do it but if there is no point I can go for it now )
My plan is this : Try and overclock my CPU if my motherboard can do it because I have no clue. I'll probably have someone do it for me.
Replace my GPU with a Gigabyte gtx 970 g1 gaming edition
Add a samsung evo 850 evo 120 gb SSD
Replace my case with a nzxt 340 source
Add another 8 GB of the same Ram
And lastly replace my PSU with a Corsair VS650 W 80 Plus ( Mainly because the fan in the one I already have stopped working and I manually fixed it and although it's working I don't want to
risk it in my upgraded setup.
Is it a good plan? I don't really care if I can play all the new games coming on ultra and 60 FPS as I'm used on playing Witcher 3 and AC Syndicate on PS4. I just want to be able to enjoy the newer games.
Also I want to be able to record gameplay on multiple games without any discomfort. ( League of Legends , Battlefield 1 ) . I've heard shadowplay is really good ( Doesn't work with my current GPU ) and it's one of the reasons that I'm going with NVIDIA , I've heard AMD's recording software isn't as good
Any advice is much appreciated , thanks for reading!