Question Upgrade Opportunity

Shankspec

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Nov 20, 2013
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I am starting to see my system struggle to keep up with some of my most often played games (WoW, Total War Warhammer 2, RDR2) and general system slugishness. I want to buy myself a key upgrade for the holidays but I am a potato when it comes to these things. Looking for some advice on where my best upgrade lies. Currently thinking about upgrading my HDD to a 2tb Firecuda SSHD as I am often seeing 100% disc usage and it seems to correlate with my piss performance.

OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Version 10.0.18362 Build 18362
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name DESKTOP-4PE13MN
System Manufacturer To be filled by O.E.M.
System Model To be filled by O.E.M.
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU SKU
Processor AMD FX(tm)-9370 Eight-Core Processor, 4415 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 2002, 2/26/2014
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Embedded Controller Version 255.255
BIOS Mode Legacy
BaseBoard Manufacturer ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
BaseBoard Product CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z
BaseBoard Version Rev 1.xx
Platform Role Desktop
Secure Boot State Unsupported
PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.18362.387"
User Name DESKTOP-4PE13MN\Lawrence
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 15.9 GB
Available Physical Memory 7.94 GB
Total Virtual Memory 18.3 GB
Available Virtual Memory 7.63 GB
Page File Space 2.38 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Kernel DMA Protection Off
Virtualization-based security Not enabled
Device Encryption Support Reasons for failed automatic device encryption: TPM is not usable, PCR7 binding is not supported, Hardware Security Test Interface failed and device is not Modern Standby, Un-allowed DMA capable bus/device(s) detected, TPM is not usable
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware Yes
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes


Any suggestions greatly appreciate and I can post whatever logs or scans you wish if you just walk me through doing so (like i said, potato)

Thanks all!
 

NightHawkRMX

Illustrious
SSHDD are not much better than normal hard drives. I would buy a small ssd to throw your OS on and then use your hard drive as extra storage if you need.

Your FX9370 is a very old and poor performing CPU. You would need to upgrade ram and mobo to upgrade CPU tho.

What GPU do you have?

What is your budget for an upgrade.
 

Shankspec

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Nov 20, 2013
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SSHDD are not much better than normal hard drives. I would buy a small ssd to throw your OS on and then use your hard drive as extra storage if you need.

Your FX9370 is a very old and poor performing CPU. You would need to upgrade ram and mobo to upgrade CPU tho.

What GPU do you have?

What is your budget for an upgrade.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960.

Would like to keep budget for upgrade under $200 so a major throwdown isn't in the cards. Next year I might build a whole new system but can't afford that atm.

I am also liquid cooling CPU with Hydro i100 I think was the model name so I haven't noticed that being a major issue. Appreciate the advice, what do you recommend as a band-aid till I can afford a new system from ground up?
 

NightHawkRMX

Illustrious
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor | $119.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $54.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $244.97
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $234.97
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-03 20:26 EST-0500 |
CPU is probably the main issue anymore.

A little over budget, but you just missed all of the black friday deals. Keep in mind, this hardware can be reused in your next build. Very solid combo.

Could have gotten an R5 1600 for $85 and a mobo for $10 less
 

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