Question Do I need to change other components when upgrading graphic card?

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Hey guys, what with this worldwide lockdown I thought it would be the right moment to update my PC. My boyfriend is adamant that if I change my Graphic Card, I must also upgrade the Processor and other things. Other forums have said it's not always necessary but I don't want to risk messing up my rig so I'd rather check out with you guys if it's okay or not.

I have this graphic card :
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560

And this processor :
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3,50GHz

I also have 16GB of RAM, am running W10, I bought the computer new back in 2013, it came with an SSD and a HDD, I've recently bought a second HDD, and I don't know what other relevant info I could give you :/

Also how long are SSDs supposed to last? Maybe I should start looking into changing that too or should it be fine for a few more years?

My problem is that my graphic card is considered old and I can't stream to Discord or correctly play any new fancy games so I really want to change that, what would you recommend?

Thanks!

Elea
 

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1) If the CPU is weak, you need to upgrade too, your BF is right on the point. And the i7 3770K is good enough in your case , but it depends on what GPU you will get, what fancy games you are playing.
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2) Usually you need the PSU upgrading too, when you get the new powerful GPU, and it depends on what PSU you had too.
 
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