Question Next Recommended Upgrade?

jkimrey

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Hi.

I have an Asus G11CD-B13 desktop with the specs below; any suggestions on what I should target first for upgrading for better gaming performance? (Please ignore all the external drives ;) )

I'm looking forward to playing Control when it comes out later this month. According to You Can Run It, I should upgrade my CPU to meet recommended settings for that game... Should that be my next upgrade?

TIA

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Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
CPU
    Intel Core i5 6400 @ 2.70GHz    39 °C
    Skylake 14nm Technology
RAM
    16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1064MHz (15-15-15-36)
Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. G11CD (LGA1151)    117 °C
Graphics
    HP 23f (1920x1080@60Hz)
    DELL U2415 (1920x1200@59Hz)
    LG QHD (2560x1440@144Hz)
    2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (ASUStek Computer Inc)    53 °C
Storage
    476GB SanDisk SD8SB8U512G1002 (SATA (SSD))    31 °C
    931GB TOSHIBA DT01ACA100 (SATA )    33 °C
    232GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (SATA (SSD))    29 °C
    953GB SanDisk SDSSDH31024G (SATA (SSD))    27 °C
    698GB Seagate ST375052 8AS SCSI Disk Device (USB (SATA) )
    2794GB Western Digital WD My Book 1230 USB Device (USB )
    3726GB Western Digital WD My Book 25EE USB Device (USB )
    7452GB Western Digital WD easystore 25FB USB Device (USB )
Optical Drives
    No optical disk drives detected
Audio
    NVIDIA High Definition Audio
 
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Sagar_20

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Your CPU is a bit less powerful than the min requirement for this game but you should be able to run it just fine as long as you have a powerful GPU.

No need to upgrade in advance.

Obviously your CPU is the limiting factor

so if you wish, you can consider upgrading to i7-6700.

It's funny how i5-6400 has nearly the same performance as the 4 years older i5-2400.
 
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Also make sure your PSU make and model is of sufficient quality and not too old so that regardless as to what you upgrade, you don't have a poor quality PSU cause instability or risk to your other components.

I wouldn't upgrade in advance of a new game, what applications are you currently struggling to play?
 

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