Question HELP! Need help upgrading current computer!!

Jul 29, 2019
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What are my options?

Hi guys,

My current configuration is:

CPU: i5 4690K
Motherboard: MSI Z79 Guard PRO
RAM: Gskill 8GB
SSD: 970 Evo plus 500 GB
HDD: 4 TB WD Black
PSU: Corsair VS 550
Monitor: BenQ 2250-B, Highest resolution 1920X1080 (60Hz)

I am planning to play lastest games. But most of the time, I will be using the computer for editing (video, pictures) and for virtualization (VMware and Virtualbox). Also, for website development.

My current budget is around $ 600. So, please help me out on how to upgrade my current desktop.
Do I buy more powerful PSU? or
Do I buy a new graphic card? or
Do I buy a new monitor? or
Upgrade CPU, motherboard and RAM? If so, please suggest me a budget/new/more powerful CPU, motherboard and RAM combo.
Or any other suggestion would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance! I am waiting for your suggestion.
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
More powerful PSU, no, probably not. A better quality one, most definitely. Only thing I would keep is storage, case, and monitor, and replace the rest.

This would be vastly better, for your non gaming tasks, and would game much better, as well.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($132.90 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($103.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Western Digital Black 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $601.85
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-29 17:03 EDT-0400
 
Jul 29, 2019
20
1
15
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More powerful PSU, no, probably not. A better quality one, most definitely. Only thing I would keep is storage, case, and monitor, and replace the rest.

This would be vastly better, for your non gaming tasks, and would game much better, as well.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($132.90 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($103.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Western Digital Black 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $601.85
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-29 17:03 EDT-0400
Thanks,
 

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