[SOLVED] Need help on what component to upgrade that I can notice the performance improvement with minimal expense


Apr 28, 2012
My specs are..

i7 2600k @ 4.4Ghz
Gtx 1070 Ti
16gb 1600Mhz
500GB WD SSD (Not willing to upgrade)
1080P 60HZ Monitor (Not willing to upgrade)

Please can you advise what I need to upgrade where I can notice a performance boost with minimal expense. It does not need to be top of the line as long as there are going to be noticeable improvements when I game. The machine is strictly for gaming.

I am currently playing skyrim again + lots of mods and I am experiencing frame dips from 300s to 50s. I turned vsync on and it help quite a bit but I think I really need to upgrade the CPU at this point? Will it help in higher minimal frames?

Played assassins creed odyssey as well and it is a playable experience at ultra but I have these annoying dips as well.
The minimal expense is 3770k, which wont be a noticeable difference. You need a platform change to a modern gen... https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-2600K-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-2600X/621vs3956

Those are CPU heavy games, so you definitely need more threads to see performance boost...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $291.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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