Should i upgrade my current computer or buy a new one completely?

Noah M

Jun 10, 2015
Hello! I want to start to play more graphically intensive games on the PC. I did not know if I should just upgrade my parts or straight up buy a new computer. If I were to buy a new computer it would cost around $1930. If I were to just upgrade parts I would probably have to buy a new GPU, CPU, PSU, and probably the mother board (All good gaming level components). What do you think I should do?


Without knowing the parts it is not possible to give good advice. However with so many bits being changed, I think I'd prefer to get a new one and sell the old one to re-coop some of the expense.
Here, top of the line for 1500.
I recommend a 4k 60Hz monitor with this.
Ryzen's performance is on par with a 7700k now at non-1080p resolutions, and has twice the threads meaning its lifespan will be much longer.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AB350M-Gaming 3 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($86.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC2 Video Card ($719.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1499.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-27 19:23 EDT-0400

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