Question Is it time for a PC upgrade or does It have a few years left!

Un-Touch_ableCW

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Hello

I wasn't to worried about upgrading my PC until a month or two ago and it has started to play up. IE CPU error so I needed to reset it to default and boot up issues. I was looking at buying a Ryzen 7 or maybe 9. I would probably get 16 gb of DDR4 and a NVMe ssd card to play the games from. Would these upgrades be beneficial and last another 5+ years? or is my machine good enough (if it works) to play for now. A lot of new games are telling me CPU isn't recommended anymore.

I use it for work IE lots of tabs open/ emails/ internet/ spreadsheets and I play games. I will be buying a ps5 but i want something to play Xbox and Pc games.

Asus P8Z77-V LX Motherboard (Socket 1155, 32GB DDR3 Support, ATX, Intel Z77 Express, USB 3.0, CrossFireX Support, Dual Intelligent Processors 3)

Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU (4 x 3.40GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 6Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm)

Sapphire Radeon RX 580 NITRO+ Special Edition 8 GB GDDR5 2xDP/2xHDMI/DVI-D Card

Samsung 850 PRO 256GB,Internal,6.35 cm (2.5") (MZ-7KE256BW) (SSD) Solid State... which Windows 10 boots off

LG GH24NS90.AUAA50B 24x SATA Bare Internal DVD Rewriter - Black

Seagate 3TB 3.5 inch 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA3 Hard Drive

Toshiba DT01ACA0100 1TB 3.5 inch SATA 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Asus Xonar DG 5.1 PCI Sound Card

TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 N900 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit

Corsair CML16GX3M2A1600C10 Vengeance Low Profile 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL10 XMP Performance Desktop Memory Kit Black

Thanks again
 

kevinburrow

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It's impossible to say how long something will last but typically mine last about 4-5 years (I usually buy mid-range pc's) before I feel they need replacing. I doubt your GPU would last another 5 years, though.
 

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