Question Need advice on PC build upgrade...thank you!

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I only use this PC for gaming, primarily warzone and apex, I am still having some game crashing issues with warzone even after doing every possible thing I have found to address it other than upgrading/changing hardware. I play on a 144Hz monitor and average around 85-110 FPS on warzone at low settings. I'm looking to upgrade to address the crashing without sacrificing performance my underclocking but seem to be limited a lot by my motherboard, I have around a $600 budget, plus anything I get from selling my current replacement parts, any suggestions on the best upgrade build for better gaming performance? I plan on buying mostly used hardware given the current price surges. Here are my specs:

CPU: Intel core i5 7600k
Motherboard: MSI B250M BAZOOKA
Storage: 931 GB SATA and 465 GB NVMe SSD
RAM: 32 GB DDR4
GPU: 4096MB Radeon RX 580
Power supply: ARESGAME 750W 80+ Bronze
Monitor: 27GL650F 1080p 144Hz

Update: I'm assuming I will need to update my motherboard, CPU, and GPU, possibly better cooling system, but with my budget limit I'm not sure where to go from here because I'm fairly new to PC's coming from console

Thank you!!
 
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I only use this PC for gaming, primarily warzone and apex, I am still having some game crashing issues with warzone even after doing every possible thing I have found to address it other than upgrading/changing hardware. I play on a 144Hz monitor and average around 85-110 FPS on warzone at low settings. I'm looking to upgrade to address the crashing without sacrificing performance I have around a $600-$800 budget, I plan on buying mostly used hardware given the current price surges. I'm assuming I'll need to start with a new motherboard to upgrade my CPU and GPU plus possibly a better cooling system, but I'm new to the game and could use help on the best bang for my buck!

Here are my specs:

CPU: Intel core i5 7600k
Motherboard: MSI B250M BAZOOKA
Storage: 931 GB SATA and 465 GB NVMe SSD
RAM: 32 GB DDR4
GPU: 4096MB Radeon RX 580
Power supply: ARESGAME 750W 80+ Bronze
Monitor: 27GL650F 1080p 144Hz
OS: Windows 10 64 bit

Thank you!!
 
Someone will come in here and recommend a new psu ... but tbh that psu you have isn't all that bad. I can't recommend a gpu for that resolution other than the RTX 3060 Ti which isn't in stock atm. That card owns all others for 1080P. Use your current gpu until you can get your hands on one of those cards.

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813157923
ASRock Z490 Pro4 LGA 1200 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard $129.99 Sale Ends in 2 Days (Mon) - Save: $40.00 (24%)

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-10400f-core-i5-10th-gen/p/N82E16819118132
Intel Core i5-10400F 6-Core 2.9 GHz LGA 1200 $166.00

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3060-ti-8gb-gddr6-pci-express-4-0-graphics-card-steel-and-black/6439402.p?skuId=6439402
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 $399.99

That Asrock board has an M.2 KEY E slot for wi fi such as this intel down below which gives you wi fi 6 along with bluetooth 5.2

https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z490 Pro4/index.asp

https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Wi-Fi-Gig-Desktop-AX200-NGWG-NV/dp/B085M7VPDP
Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) Desktop Kit, AX200, 2230, 2x2 AX+BT, vPro $24.99

 
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Thank you so much, this was extremely helpful, I really appreciate it! I plan on upgrading to 144Hz 1440p at some point, but as of now I didn't want to have to sacrifice performance so figured I wouldn't need it yet, would this still be the best GPU option at my price range for the 1440p as well?
 
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Thank you so much, this was extremely helpful, I really appreciate it! I plan on upgrading to 144Hz 1440p at some point, but as of now I didn't want to have to sacrifice performance so figured I wouldn't need it yet, would this still be the best GPU option at my price range for the 1440p as well?
https://www.techradar.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3060-ti
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti review

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3060-ti-founders-edition-review
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition Review


You can get a solid 24" 1080P 144hz gaming monitor for $200 or even less these days.

https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2490VXS-Frameless-1920x1080-Re-Spawned/dp/B08NXVSL51

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-S2421HGF-24inch-Anti-Glare-Monitor/dp/B089T73ZB9/ref=dp_prsubs_3

https://www.amazon.com/Philips-272E1GSJ-1920x1080-Adaptive-Sync-Replacement/dp/B08FNYJLWV/ref=dp_prsubs_4

https://www.amazon.com/Pixio-Radeon-FreeSync-Esports-Monitor/dp/B08GYFQD6L
 
Thank you so much, this was extremely helpful, I really appreciate it! I plan on upgrading to 144Hz 1440p at some point, but as of now I didn't want to have to sacrifice performance so figured I wouldn't need it yet, would this still be the best GPU option at my price range for the 1440p as well?
These cards will be cheaper than that 3060 Ti I linked. No benchmarks / reviews out for them yet but again its worth keeping your current gpu for now until you see the prices and benchmarks.

https://www.techradar.com/news/nvidia-rtx-3050-rtx-3050-ti-and-rtx-3060-might-debut-at-ces-next-week
Nvidia RTX 3050, RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3060 might debut at CES next week
 

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