I want to upgrade my PC but i`m lost on what to buy.

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Hey people

I`m lost on what to buy i dont really follow the latest hardware and i have a general idea on what to upgrade maybe you can could help me out, budget is around 1000. (I know i can still play games around high settings but my cpu bottlenecks some games like the new BF5 and i got a sweet new 144hz monitor)

Specs

GPU: GTX 1060
CPU: I5 6500
MoBo: gigabyte b250-hd3p-cf
RAM: Hyperx DDR4 2400mz 4 GB x 2 sticks
PSU: Sharkoon 600 WATT bronze rated
SSD: Samsung Evo 256 GB
HDD: WD BLUE 1 TERA

In my opinion i think i should upgrade my CPU, MOBO, GPU and ram. I dont know if my PSU is strong enough for more powerfull hardware. Any help is appreciated.
 

Barty1884

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For games like BF5, you'd benefit from a stronger CPU (4c/8t vs 4c)...... and a GPU upgrade likely wouldn't be a bad idea.

8GB RAM may well be pretty low, for some titles - but you'd need to monitor usage to verify.


As for the PSU, that would be my #1 priority. Before spending money on shiny new upgrades, make sure you have a PSU that can adequately (and safely) power it all.
 
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That is what im thinking, the problem is what GPU, MOBO AND CPU should i get?

 
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True, but i need to know the parts im getting first so i can do the math if i need a new PSU or not.

 

Barty1884

Retired Moderator
You don't, really. A quality 500-550W will handle any single GPU setup today.....
Quality is what's going to matter, not the supposed wattage on the side. A quality 500W unit is akin to a poor quality "850W" or whatever, that can't actually do what the label says.

You *could* consider this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($303.36 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $333.35
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-20 12:12 EST-0500

BUT, for the money, I'd be much more inclined to go this route:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg Business)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $344.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-20 12:13 EST-0500
 

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