Question Need advice on upgrading my 2013 rig

Nov 20, 2021
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Hi all, new here.

Current Specs

OS: Windows 10 Pro x64
Mobo: Z87-A
CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 @ 3.20 GHz
GPU: Nvidia GTX 970
Monitor 1: GigabyteG27Q
Monitor 2: BenQ GW2760HS
RAM: 2 x 4GB PC3-12800 (800 MHz) G.Skill DDR3 /// 2 x 4GB PC3-12800J (800 MHz) Kingston. The RAMs are put on dual channel
Disk Drives: Kingston SV300S37A240G /// Samsung 840 EVO 120GB
Power supply: Antec High Current Gamer 750W (HCG-750M)
Case: HAF 912 COMBAT

What should the priority list be like if I want to do partial upgrades here and there? I think newer Mobo and CPU are undoubtedly the first to be upgraded, then SSDs cause the read speed and capacity are running very thin by today's standards. Lastly, the GPU cause of short supply and I feel 970 still can do alright for another year or two.

Downloaded Halo Infinite and even with everything on low fps still dips quite often.

Let me know what you think! Thanks. :giggle:
 
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Zerk2012

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Hi all, new here.

Current Specs

OS: Windows 10 Pro x64
Mobo: Z87-A
CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 @ 3.20 GHz
GPU: Nvidia GTX 970
Monitor 1: GigabyteG27Q
Monitor 2: BenQ GW2760HS
RAM: 2 x 4GB PC3-12800 (800 MHz) G.Skill DDR3 /// 2 x 4GB PC3-12800J (800 MHz) Kingston. The RAMs are put on dual channel
Disk Drives: Kingston SV300S37A240G /// Samsung 840 EVO 120GB
Power supply: Antec High Current Gamer 750W (HCG-750M)
Case: HAF 912 COMBAT

What should the priority list be like if I want to do partial upgrades here and there? I think newer Mobo and CPU are undoubtedly the first to be upgraded, then SSDs cause the read speed and capacity are running very thin by today's standards. Lastly, the GPU cause of short supply and I feel 970 still can do alright for another year or two.

Downloaded Halo Infinite and even with everything on low fps still dips quite often.

let me know what you think! thanks~

Let me know what you think! Thanks. :giggle:
CPU, motherboard, and memory would all have to be bought at one time since any current ones will need DDR4.
 
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Hi all, new here.

Current Specs

OS: Windows 10 Pro x64
Mobo: Z87-A
CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 @ 3.20 GHz
GPU: Nvidia GTX 970
Monitor 1: GigabyteG27Q
Monitor 2: BenQ GW2760HS
RAM: 2 x 4GB PC3-12800 (800 MHz) G.Skill DDR3 /// 2 x 4GB PC3-12800J (800 MHz) Kingston. The RAMs are put on dual channel
Disk Drives: Kingston SV300S37A240G /// Samsung 840 EVO 120GB
Power supply: Antec High Current Gamer 750W (HCG-750M)
Case: HAF 912 COMBAT

What should the priority list be like if I want to do partial upgrades here and there? I think newer Mobo and CPU are undoubtedly the first to be upgraded, then SSDs cause the read speed and capacity are running very thin by today's standards. Lastly, the GPU cause of short supply and I feel 970 still can do alright for another year or two.

Downloaded Halo Infinite and even with everything on low fps still dips quite often.

Let me know what you think! Thanks. :giggle:
Just to take a look at how things are running now.
Reboot and wait a few mins then run this with the browser closed.
Post a LINK to the results page.
PC Benchmark
 

Zerk2012

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ahh damn, but I guess that's fair cause this is almost 10 years old lol

any recommendation for mid tier set up?
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-11400 2.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $189.99 @ Best Buy
CPU Cooler | Vetroo V5 52 CFM CPU Cooler | $29.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus PRIME B560M-A Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | $109.99 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | $63.97 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $393.94
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-11-20 13:06 EST-0500 |
 
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You have too much background stuff running.
Did you reboot and wait and then run UBM with the browser closed?
I rebooted and did the test right after.

Maybe too much accumulated junk that runs in the background now. Is there a program that's good for junk program cleaning?
 
I rebooted and did the test right after.

Maybe too much accumulated junk that runs in the background now. Is there a program that's good for junk program cleaning?
After you reboot you have to wait for a few mins.
Windows will be quite busy to get everything setup so you need to give it some time.
Also make sure you run UBM with the browser closed.

Windows starts stuff from a few different places but a place to start is task manager/startup.
 

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