So I am not good with tech stuff at all so I need a bit of advice
I have a PC which was custom built in early 2012 ... it hasn't had any update except adding a SSD and a new HDD storage drive. As much as I would love to get a whole new upgrade at $3000AU I'm a uni student and that price just won't work for me until I'm done with uni in another 2 years. But I really need to give me system a boost, mostly for gaming. I don't have to have the best thing out there, but something that'll perform significantly better. I'm thinking maybe I can add a new GPU to my current set up then maybe it'll tide me over until I can afford a full system upgrade.
Here's my current set up:
CPU: i7 3770 @ 3.40GHz
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX (LGA1155)
RAM: 16GB DDR3 @ 668MHz
Current GPU: 1023MB GeForce GTX 560
SSD: Samsung EVO 250GB
And I'm thinking of getting something like this maybe: GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X (https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Graphics-Cards/NVIDIA/64403-GEFORCE-GTX-1060-GAMING-X-6G)
But yeah, I'm terrified it (or one that I pick) won't work with my current CPU/MoBo set up. I had a friend who just had her GPU died and bought a new one and her PC just totally rejected it and refused to work, so I want to avoid that. Hopefully people here who know a lot more about PCs than me will be able to provide a bit of advice!