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[SOLVED] Any PC Upgrade Recommendations?

May 28, 2018
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I have around 500 dollars (that is flexible within reason) to upgrade my PC within the coming months. In the current gaming environment, what would be the best upgrade(s) to my PC you would recommend? Should I wait? I can currently run most games at 1080p medium, 1440p low, but I'm wondering if I should future proof now if any unseen price hikes arrive or if waiting is a better option. My current setup is listed below.

Thanks for any answers!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-6600 3.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($335.25 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Avexir - Core Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
Storage: Crucial - MX300 525 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($128.90 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus - Radeon RX 480 8 GB ROG STRIX Video Card
Case: DIYPC - Cuboid-R MicroATX Mini Tower Case
Power Supply: Rosewill - 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: QNIX - QX2710 Perfect Pixel 27.0" 2560x1440 60 Hz Monitor
Monitor: Sceptre - E225W-1920 22.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor ($84.00 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Cooler Master - CM Storm QuickFire TK Wired Gaming Keyboard
Headphones: Razer - Kraken Headset ($90.86 @ Amazon)
Other: Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System ($349.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1178.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-06 10:09 EST-0500
 

Lutfij

Titan
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Nah, you're fine. Trying to upgrade the ram will lead you to upgrade the board will also lead you to upgrade the CPU - Alice In Wonderland spiral. You're fine as is. I would change the PSU to something more reliable and leave it at that. You can change the GPU when you've reached unplayable levels, IMHO.
 
May 28, 2018
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Games run "fine" now, but I've seen performance degradation as games get more modernized, and with the RX series out I fear my high-ish end gaming is at an end.
 

Lutfij

Titan
Moderator
Nah, you're fine. Trying to upgrade the ram will lead you to upgrade the board will also lead you to upgrade the CPU - Alice In Wonderland spiral. You're fine as is. I would change the PSU to something more reliable and leave it at that. You can change the GPU when you've reached unplayable levels, IMHO.
 

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