Question Do I really need upgrade ?

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hi Guys ,

I am looking to upgrade my pc for gamming for next 5 years. I need yours suggestion as i don't know much abt new hardware in the market

My current system is

CPU - i5 3570K @ 3.4 GHZ
RAM- 8 GB Dual Channel DDR3 @ 799 HMHZ
Motherboard -ASRock Z77 Extreme4 (CPUSocket)
Graphics- 1023 mb NVIDIA Geforce GTX 650Ti( Gigabytes)
Storage- 232 GB Samsung SSD EVO 250GB (SATA(SSD))
931 GB Seagate (SATA)
CASE-Soprano
PSU- Aereon ASroc ASC-700 W

I am trying to play sniper ghost warrior contracts 2 but having some graphics issue , so now I am thinking that upgrade is the best option
My question is-

do I really need to upgrade my whole pc
or
I can use some old parts to save some $$$

thanks
 

Karadjgne

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Yes you need an upgrade. That i5 is going to really start getting problematic, if it hasn't already. And that includes the gpu.

But. That depends on your games. If the only thing you play is CSGO and rocket league or LoL, and thats all you are going to play for the next 5 years, then no you don't need an upgrade. Gta10, Witcher 10, Battlefield 10 etc are going to be a whole different scenario.

Pc's and shoes are the same thing. You get new when the old doesn't cut it anymore, and that's your opinion as to when that is. Some ppl gotta have the newest Jordan's, 1 little skuff and they are done. Some ppl will wear them until even duct tape is a failing fix. So you will decide when enough is enough.

Cpu, motherboard, ram, gpu. Those could use replacing. Storage is getting long in the tooth but should be good a while longer, figure @ 6 years total for either. The psu.. Ouch, will have to be replaced with the gpu. The case is a personal thing.
 
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Without knowing budget, but thinking budget. Thinking stick with Intel...

Get an i3 10100. Pick a high middle to good Z590 motherboard. Don't have to go exorbitant here, but it's quality (could) matter down the road some. Pick up a set of 29xx or better RAM for 16GB.
Reuse everything else. Your current system and the new system should draw similar enough on power to be useful for a short while.

Immediately be on the lookout for a GPU and a new PSU with the target of performance you are looking to in mind. At the moment the GPU is going to be hard, according to how high up that ladder you choose to go. The PSU shouldn't wait long, given the age of current.
As this is going on, you could be considering things like an update to an i7/9, 10th or 11th gen, whether you might want a Gen 4 PCI device with this build....
The point being that a build like that to start will be an efficient way to start and with a great upgrade path.

Not to hate on Ryzen, they are a top performer right now, but availability and pricing is a bit wonky.

If you want to go REALLY low budget, a 3770K and double current memory running at 1333 or 1600 wouldn't 'hurt'.

Edit- I note that your current motherboard will OC RAM quite high for DDR3. I would not pursue something that fast for the 3rd gen Intel, in that the price to performance difference just isn't there, IMO.
 
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Without knowing budget, but thinking budget. Thinking stick with Intel...

Get an i3 10100. Pick a high middle to good Z590 motherboard. Don't have to go exorbitant here, but it's quality (could) matter down the road some. Pick up a set of 29xx or better RAM for 16GB.
Reuse everything else. Your current system and the new system should draw similar enough on power to be useful for a short while.

Immediately be on the lookout for a GPU and a new PSU with the target of performance you are looking to in mind. At the moment the GPU is going to be hard, according to how high up that ladder you choose to go. The PSU shouldn't wait long, given the age of current.
As this is going on, you could be considering things like an update to an i7/9, 10th or 11th gen, whether you might want a Gen 4 PCI device with this build....
The point being that a build like that to start will be an efficient way to start and with a great upgrade path.

Not to hate on Ryzen, they are a top performer right now, but availability and pricing is a bit wonky.

If you want to go REALLY low budget, a 3770K and double current memory running at 1333 or 1600 wouldn't 'hurt'.
No issue with budget :)
all i want is that i can play all kinds of games in future
 

punkncat

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any upgrade suggestion ?

So, without knowing a real budget, without knowing location...I could throw some idea at the wall to see what would stick along the lines of R9 5900X, some X570 motherboard, RTX3090......so, the question then is, are you REALLY budget unlimited, or do you have some specific number you would like to work with?

There are a great number of superb build quotes in posts all over this forum, loads of posters here with exceptional skill at offering build opinions. The thing that makes this possible is setting some realistic goals, at a realistic price, and oftentimes, actual physical availability of the parts in question and in particular this very moment? GPU.

TL;DR: not really
 

Karadjgne

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Here are the Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 System Requirements (Minimum)
CPU: Intel Core i5 7600 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600.
RAM: 8 GB.
OS: Windows 8.1 / 10 (64-bit)
VIDEO CARD: Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon RX 580.
PIXEL SHADER: 5.1.
VERTEX SHADER: 5.1.
FREE DISK SPACE: 20 GB.
DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 4096 MB.

So, what you'd be looking at for better, would be
Intel 11400/Ryzen 3600x
Decent B560/B550 motherboard
16Gb 3200MHz
2070Super/5700x
2Tb NVMe m.2
650w Good psu
 
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Here are the Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 System Requirements (Minimum)
CPU: Intel Core i5 7600 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600.
RAM: 8 GB.
OS: Windows 8.1 / 10 (64-bit)
VIDEO CARD: Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon RX 580.
PIXEL SHADER: 5.1.
VERTEX SHADER: 5.1.
FREE DISK SPACE: 20 GB.
DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 4096 MB.

So, what you'd be looking at for better, would be
Intel 11400/Ryzen 3600x
Decent B560/B550 motherboard
16Gb 3200MHz
2070Super/5700x
2Tb NVMe m.2
650w Good psu
Intel 11400/Ryzen 3600x
Decent B560/B550 motherboard
16Gb 3200MHz
2070Super/5700x
2Tb NVMe m.2
650w Good psu

after this upgrade , do i need to do any upgrade in next 5-7 years?
i am happy to spend few more $$$ now rather then more again in 3-4 years
 

DSzymborski

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The future is very uncertain, so nobody can give an answer to that question. Advances aren't perfectly linear, nor are your needs. Far too many variables involved here. Set a budget, get the best thing in that budget that fits your need, and upgrade when necessary. One shouldn't think of a PC as one whole unit you just completely upgrade every seven years; one of the benefits of a PC is you don't have to start over each time. Upgrading as necessary is the ultimate future-proofing.
 

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Intel 11400/Ryzen 3600x
Decent B560/B550 motherboard
16Gb 3200MHz
2070Super/5700x
2Tb NVMe m.2
650w Good psu

after this upgrade , do i need to do any upgrade in next 5-7 years?
i am happy to spend few more $$$ now rather then more again in 3-4 years
Either cpu you have picked should be fine for today's games.
With tomorrows games they may be a little lacking.

Perhaps look into a 8c/16t cpu a quality mobo and psu.
That will be your base to build on as time goes on.
 
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Assuming your monitor resolution is 1080P (going by your current system), just match-up a gpu with this build. Start with a GTX 1650 Super off of Ebay ... just don't purchase a pre-owned card.

https://www.mwave.com.au/product/lianli-lancool-215-tempered-glass-midtower-eatx-case-ac38732
Lian-Li LanCool 215 Tempered Glass Mid-Tower Case $99.00

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/47167/super-flower-leadex-iii-gold-550w-power-supply
Super Flower Leadex III 80+ Gold 550W Full Modular Power Supply $109

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/53653/gigabyte-b560m-aorus-pro-motherboard
Gigabyte B560M Aorus Pro $149

https://www.ple.com.au/Products/645354/Intel-Core-i5-11400F-26GHz-Rocket-Lake-6-Core-12-Thread-LGA1200---No-iGPU-Retail-Box
Intel Core i5 11400F $234.00

https://www.mwave.com.au/product/be-quiet-shadow-rock-3-cpu-air-cooler-ac40644
be quiet! Shadow Rock 3 CPU Air Cooler $49.00

https://www.mwave.com.au/product/kingston-hyperx-fury-16gb-2x-8gb-ddr4-3200mhz-memory-ac27234
Kingston HyperX FURY 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR4 3200MHz CL16 $129.00

https://www.mwave.com.au/product/wd-blue-sn550-1tb-m2-2280-nvme-ssd-wds100t2b0c-ac31558
WD Blue SN550 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD $149.00

Total: $918 AUD

Review of that cpu.

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/intel-core-i5-11400f-processor-review,1.html


https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/B560M-AORUS-PRO-rev-10#kf

 
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Intel 11400/Ryzen 3600x
Decent B560/B550 motherboard
16Gb 3200MHz
2070Super/5700x
2Tb NVMe m.2
650w Good psu

after this upgrade , do i need to do any upgrade in next 5-7 years?
i am happy to spend few more $$$ now rather then more again in 3-4 years
No reason whatsoever to purchase a 3600 for gaming unless you already own an AM4 board or you plan on using it as a placeholder cpu. The 11400F mops the floor with it and does it for cheaper.
 
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No reason whatsoever to purchase a 3600 for gaming unless you already have an AM4 board or you plan on using it as a placeholder cpu. The 11400F mops the floor with it and does it for cheaper.

My budget is around AUD $1500 , to update and looking for nest 5-7 years and i only like to play games likes battlefield and sniper ghost contact (single person sooter)

is this above suggestion is ok or do i need more upgrade
 
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Plus, it's a low-quality one. I wouldn't invest in any new build if I was going to keep using that.
I make my list of upgrade after all above consideration

Case- Lian-Li LanCool 215 Tempered Glass Mid-Tower E-ATX Case $99
https://www.mwave.com.au/product/lianli-lancool-215-tempered-glass-midtower-eatx-case-ac38732

Psu -Cooler Master MWE 650W Gold Fully Modular Power Supply $99
https://www.mwave.com.au/product/cooler-master-mwe-650w-gold-fully-modular-power-supply-ac13862#detailTabs=tabOverview

Motherboard - Gigabyte B560M Aorus Pro $149
https://www.pccasegear.com/products/53653/gigabyte-b560m-aorus-pro-motherboard


CPU- Intel Core i5 11400F 6-Core LGA 1200 2.6GHz
https://www.mwave.com.au/product/intel-core-i5-11400f-6core-lga-1200-26ghz-cpu-processor-ac42595 $229

Air cooler -Gamdias BOREAS (E1-410) 120mm ARGB CPU Cooler $34
https://www.msy.com.au/online/cpu-coolers/2653-gamdias-boreas-e1-410-120mm-argb-cpu-cooler.html

Ram - Thermaltake (Z-ONE RGB) 16GB Kit (8Gx2) 3200 Desktop RAM $119
https://www.msy.com.au/online/memory-ram/1967-thermaltake-z-one-rgb-16gb-kit-8gx2-3200-desktop-ram.html

SSD- WD Blue SN550 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD WDS100T2B0C $149
https://www.mwave.com.au/product/wd-blue-sn550-1tb-m2-2280-nvme-ssd-wds100t2b0c-ac31558

Graphic Card -
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER OC 6GB Video Card $729

or

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 OC V2 6GB Video Card $799

Is that ok or do I need upgrade anything else , I still have little more $$$ to spend
or is this ok for nest 5-7 year to play all kind of games

Appreciate yours suggestion
 
I make my list of upgrade after all above consideration

Case- Lian-Li LanCool 215 Tempered Glass Mid-Tower E-ATX Case $99
https://www.mwave.com.au/product/lianli-lancool-215-tempered-glass-midtower-eatx-case-ac38732

Psu -Cooler Master MWE 650W Gold Fully Modular Power Supply $99
https://www.mwave.com.au/product/cooler-master-mwe-650w-gold-fully-modular-power-supply-ac13862#detailTabs=tabOverview

Motherboard - Gigabyte B560M Aorus Pro $149
https://www.pccasegear.com/products/53653/gigabyte-b560m-aorus-pro-motherboard


CPU- Intel Core i5 11400F 6-Core LGA 1200 2.6GHz
https://www.mwave.com.au/product/intel-core-i5-11400f-6core-lga-1200-26ghz-cpu-processor-ac42595 $229

Air cooler -Gamdias BOREAS (E1-410) 120mm ARGB CPU Cooler $34
https://www.msy.com.au/online/cpu-coolers/2653-gamdias-boreas-e1-410-120mm-argb-cpu-cooler.html

Ram - Thermaltake (Z-ONE RGB) 16GB Kit (8Gx2) 3200 Desktop RAM $119
https://www.msy.com.au/online/memory-ram/1967-thermaltake-z-one-rgb-16gb-kit-8gx2-3200-desktop-ram.html

SSD- WD Blue SN550 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD WDS100T2B0C $149
https://www.mwave.com.au/product/wd-blue-sn550-1tb-m2-2280-nvme-ssd-wds100t2b0c-ac31558

Graphic Card -
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER OC 6GB Video Card $729

or

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 OC V2 6GB Video Card $799

Is that ok or do I need upgrade anything else , I still have little more $$$ to spend
or is this ok for nest 5-7 year to play all kind of games

Appreciate yours suggestion
Two things stand out .. the Cooler Master PSU (not recommended) and the Thermaltake RAM. If you're going the RGB route with the RAM then look at Corsair or G.Skill and for the PSU look at Seasonic, Superflower or Corsair brands.
 

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Graphic Card -
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER OC 6GB Video Card $729

or

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 OC V2 6GB Video Card $799

Is that ok or do I need upgrade anything else , I still have little more $$$ to spend
or is this ok for nest 5-7 year to play all kind of games
I doubt you will be playing future games comfortably on a GTX1660 or RTX2060 for 5+ years. If GPU prices weren't completely wacko right now, an RTX2060 would be worth $300 AU at most, I'd recommend waiting it out for a while on the GPU side. Between the number of countries likely to legislate or ban crypto, crypto values coming down, Nvidia blocking crypto on their new cards (at least for now), Ethereum going proof-of-stake and whatever else may happen, I'd expect GPU prices to start coming back down to more palatable (but still elevated due to on-going component shortages) levels by the end of the year.
 
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