Question New Build or Improve

Jun 25, 2020
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Hi,
Bought a pre-built PC around 4 years ago which at the time seemed like a good idea and has been treating me well while I've being using it for games that don't require a hugely great system.
However, all my mates have now decided to join me from Xbox to PC and the games we plan to play have a higher need for good components (i.e. Warzone, GTA etc..). I was wondering, due to the age of my current pre-built PC, if it would be worth upgrading or just to sell the parts and buy higher performance stuff to build a new PC myself. This is my current PC:

CPU
Intel Core i5 7400 @ 3.00GHz
RAM
24.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1066MHz (15-15-15-36)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. B250M-DS3H-CF (U3E1)
Graphics
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (NVIDIA)
Storage
931GB Seagate ST1000DM010-2EP102 (SATA


My budget is around £1000 + whatever i can make from the parts i sell from this PC (if that is what i should do).

Look forward to reading some replies from people who have an idea a.k.a not me
Thanks
 

tennis2

Honorable
Kinda need an i7 for today's gaming. However, i7-7700 is expensive used. And you don't have a z series board.

SSD?

1060 6GB is ok @ 1080p medium- high settings

Although you have DDR4 RAM, 2133MHz is going to hurt performance a bit if you upgrade to a modern CPU that likes 3000-3600MHz RAM
 
Jun 25, 2020
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Kinda need an i7 for today's gaming. However, i7-7700 is expensive used. And you don't have a z series board.

SSD?

1060 6GB is ok @ 1080p medium- high settings

Although you have DDR4 RAM, 2133MHz is going to hurt performance a bit if you upgrade to a modern CPU that likes 3000-3600MHz RAM
Would you suggest just selling this PC and restarting then ?
I’m aiming to get 1440p on high settings so obviously a GPU upgrade is fundamental. However will that just lead to everything having to be upgraded and in turn just be a waste of time to keep replacing.
 

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