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Looking for advice upgrading my gaming comp

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#1 BalanceOfTime


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Posted 09 April 2017 - 07:55 PM

Hey guys,


Okay, so I have looked through some posts and I will try to include as much info as I can upfront.


CPU: Intel X990 3.47Ghz
Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D Premium
Memory: 12GB  (3x4GB) Corsair vengeance 1600mhz 9-9-24
SSD Storage (OS and top FPS) Corsair P128
HDD main (most games on here except one or two that are on SSD): WD Black 1TB WD1003FZEx
HDD secondary Storage: Hitachi Deskstar HDS721075KLA330 made:8/08 750GB
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 970 SSC
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM "mid tower"
Power Supply: Corsair TX650W
Operating System: Windows 10 Home
Monitor: Samsung Syncmaster T260HD
My main use for the computer is gaming and web browsing. I do store my everyday files on it as well ( photos, videos, and MS docs). I play a lot of different games. The ones I am most concerned with are the top FPS games ( Playerunkown's Battlegrounds, Battlefield 1, also Osiris and even American Truck simulator with Logitech wheel.
I would love suggestions on how you guys would start upgrading my system. I don't have enough cash to just build a new system so i would like incremental upgrades and really where to start. Thanks!

Edited by BalanceOfTime, 09 April 2017 - 08:23 PM.

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#2 MDD1963


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Posted 09 April 2017 - 08:20 PM

You already have a respectable 'upper-mid range' (by today's standards, roughly equivalent with GTX1060), and as your X58-based mainboard and CPU are from 2008 era , so you have stretched the CPU/mainboard/DDR3 gaming cycle as long as possible, in my opinion...


I'd struggle along a few more months with what you have, and plan on a near 'total replacement build' (you can reuse PSU, case, drives if you wish) around a GTX1070-based build; choose from i7-7700K/Z270, or Ryzen R7/X370/B350 and 16 GB of DDR4, should set you back about $900-$950 if you shop carefully and catch a sale or two...


(Were it not for gaming requirement, your existing rig would last another 5 years for general use, surfing, etc...)

Asus Z270A Prime/7700K/32 GB DDR4-3200/GTX1060

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