Question Looking to Upgrade

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Current specs:
CPU: Intel i5 4590
GPU: Asus GeForce GTX 960 4 GB
MOBO: MSI Z-97 GAMING
RAM: Crucial Ballistic Sport 16 GB (4x4GB) 1600

Looking to upgrade for better gaming quality and to run VR better. Not quite sure on what would be some good upgrades. Any help is appreciated.
 
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My budget would probably be around 1500 dollars. My monitor resolution is 1080. Games I play are Spintires, Farming Simulator, Minecraft, Gta, American Truck simulator, beam NG.
PSU: EVGA 500w 80+ Bronze
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro
Storage: 1tb Wd Blue which i was hoping to upgrade as well being its getting a little full.
 
With the given budget, i would build a new computer.
Keep the GPU and the HDD.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor ($439.00 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($168.83 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($217.52 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair ML120 PRO 47.3 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-Pack ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1530.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-04-17 10:46 EDT-0400


5800X is a 8 core 16 thread cpu, that is considered to be one of the best for gaming.
Will not struggle with any gaming load you put on it.
8 core 16 threads should last you well over 5 years also.
I put a 360mm AIO in here since the 5800X is known for getting a bit toasty, plus the AIO looks awesome.
The motherboard has solid VRM's, tons of features and out of the box compatability with 5000 series cpu's.
2x16gb should be plenty for a normal user. Its a bit overkill for gaming, but if you dont plan on upgrading any time sooner, its perfect.
Added a fast m.2 in there for Windows and related programs.
Changed the case since your existing one only has a front and rear fan mount.
This one looks better imo, has better airflow and its overall newer and more modern.
Changed the PSU since your existing one is really bottom tier and would honestly only last with your GTX 960.
Speaking of GTX 960, i would keep that until you can get a newer GPU for a normal price.
Something like a RTX 3060Ti would be pretty nice with this build.
This upgrade would sky-rocket both your FPS and overall user experience.
You can sync up the rgb of the fans of the radiator, the 3 fans that i added and ram in Corsair's iQue software and make it look even cooler.
 

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With the given budget, i would build a new computer.
Keep the GPU and the HDD.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor ($439.00 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($168.83 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($217.52 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair ML120 PRO 47.3 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-Pack ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1530.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-04-17 10:46 EDT-0400


5800X is a 8 core 16 thread cpu, that is considered to be one of the best for gaming.
Will not struggle with any gaming load you put on it.
8 core 16 threads should last you well over 5 years also.
I put a 360mm AIO in here since the 5800X is known for getting a bit toasty, plus the AIO looks awesome.
The motherboard has solid VRM's, tons of features and out of the box compatability with 5000 series cpu's.
2x16gb should be plenty for a normal user. Its a bit overkill for gaming, but if you dont plan on upgrading any time sooner, its perfect.
Added a fast m.2 in there for Windows and related programs.
Changed the case since your existing one only has a front and rear fan mount.
This one looks better imo, has better airflow and its overall newer and more modern.
Changed the PSU since your existing one is really bottom tier and would honestly only last with your GTX 960.
Speaking of GTX 960, i would keep that until you can get a newer GPU for a normal price.
Something like a RTX 3060Ti would be pretty nice with this build.
This upgrade would sky-rocket both your FPS and overall user experience.
You can sync up the rgb of the fans of the radiator, the 3 fans that i added and ram in Corsair's iQue software and make it look even cooler.
Christ, that is very similar to my pc and i must say... the H150 keeps the 5800X so cool, it generally maintains extremely high boost clocks
 
https://www.newegg.com/black-phanteks-eclipse-p400a-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811854085
Phanteks Eclipse P400A Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $69.99

https://www.newegg.com/evga-g3-series-220-g3-0550-y1-550w/p/N82E16817438095
EVGA SuperNOVA 550 G3, 220-G3-0550-Y1, 80+ GOLD, 550W Fully Modular $79.99

http://www.allstarshop.com/shop/Asus-Prime-B560-Plus_82_56839.html
Asus Prime B560-Plus $127.95

Intel Core i5-11400F $174.99

https://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-212S-20PK-R1-Contact-Silencio/dp/B07H25DYM3/
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU Air Cooler $38.00

https://www.newegg.com/ballistix-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820164176
Crucial Ballistix 3200MHz 16GB (8GBx2) CL16 $88.99

https://www.newegg.com/team-group-mp33-1tb/p/N82E16820331417
Team Group MP33 M.2 2280 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 with NVMe 1.3 3D NAND Internal SSD $97.99

https://stockx.com/nvidia-evga-geforce-rtx-3060-12gb-xc-graphics-card
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB XC Graphics Card $799.00

Total: $1,478

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html
How to Get Windows 10 for Free (or Under $30)

https://www.ebay.com/p/10035085338?iid=114711178518
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Super Ventus XS 6GB GDDR6 Graphics Card $649.99

https://www.adorama.com/inbx8781170f.html
Intel Core i7-11700F $365.49

https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/intel_core_i5_11400f_processor_review,1.html

 
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