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I want to buy parts every month

shanyin

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I want to build a gaming PC. I want to buy parts every month because I live paycheck to paycheck.

Any suggestions on a build? I live in Canada. I want to be able to play games like Overwatch, Battlefield 1, games that are coming out in 2016.
 

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There is a short (30 day?) return window on components with most retailers. You'll never know if one of the components you've bought is DOA or not until you get the last piece of the build and assemble it.

Plus, component prices are always dropping as new parts come out to replace them.
 

shanyin

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Or I'm wondering if I should just upgrade my PC that I have now. It's got an i5 750 @ 2.67 ghz. I already asked this question and the people of TomsHardware said I should just get a new PC. But my Dad is suggesting that I just upgrade my computer.
 

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An upgrade for that means new CPU.
Which means a new motherboard
Probably new RAM
Probably a new GPU to with all that
A new PSU to power this

Hey...you just built a whole new PC.
 

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Depending on the games you want to play, the screen resolution, and the gfx card you have it paired with... it might still have some life left. What is the rest of your system? Motherboard make/model, PSU make/model, memory....
 

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That was a nice board in its day. Here is the CPU support list for the board (Rev 2.0): http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=3437
If yours is Rev 1.0 this is it: http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=3241
Check that you have the latest BIOS if you want to try to find a faster CPU for the board. If you could come across a i7-875K with its unlocked multiplier, you could OC it and have quite a strong platform considering its age. (I used to have an 875K)

But right now, your biggest bottleneck is your gfx card followed by needing more memory. A faster gfx card alone will make make it a hugely faster gamer.
 

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I was thinking of getting the Nvidia 1070 sometime after it comes out in June. When you say more memory do you mean regular RAM? or video card ram
 

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System memory. (You can't upgrade VRAM on retail gfx cards.)

If this is your PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817162023
...it isn't a true 600W. It is a cheap over-rated PSU with a small +12V rail more in line with a 450W unit. You'll want to upgrade that if you start having issues with the new 1070.
 

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