Question Upgrade old PC or Build a new one?

Aug 22, 2023
My current was built in April 2016 and has worked perfectly since, see the build below. Generally speaking, I would like to just upgrade a few components to boost the performance rather than build effectively a new PC. I play videogames and that is the primary purpose and with Starfield coming was thinking I needed to upgrade for it to perform. The CPU and GPU are the 2 primary parts I was thinking I would upgrade to help the PC perform based on Starfield minimum requirements.

Considering my motherboard would buying the best Intel CPU and best GPU that would be compatible work buying/upgrading in 2023?

Current PC:
Motherboard: ASRock H170M Pro4 LGA 1151 Intel H170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard CPU Socket Type: LGA 1151
CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 - Core i5 6th Gen Skylake Quad-Core 2.7 GHz LGA 1151 65W Intel HD Graphics 530 Desktop Processor
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 8GB (2 x 8G) DDR4 2133 Desktop Memory DIMM (288-Pin) RAM HX421C14FB2/8
GPU: ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 4GB, ZT-90101-10PMOBO
PSU: EVGA 600 B1 100-B1-0600-KR 80+ BRONZE 600W Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply
SSD SanDisk Z400s 2.5" 256GB SATA III Internal Solid-State Drive (SSD) SD8SBAT-256G-1122
OS Windows 10 64bit
I would suggest something like this:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 4500 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($77.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 GAMING X V2 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.99 @ B&H)
Memory: TEAMGROUP T-Create Expert 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($30.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P3 500 GB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($24.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI MECH 2X OC Radeon RX 6650 XT 8 GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 TT Premium 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $558.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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