[SOLVED] upgrade system

pandasmash

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after asking many questions about my failing system i have decided to replace out most of it. tried trouble shooting but not getting anywhere fast. its old so im happy to spend a few quid.
its 7-8 years old now and im not in with whats good and whats not anymore. any advice is good.
current specs:-

NZXT Switch 810
windows 7 pro 64-bit
i5-3570K
Asus P8Z77-V LX
Corsair 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit
Corsair TX750 V2 750w psu
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1060 Windforce OC 6gb
Corsair H100
Agility 3 120GB SSD and some big storage hdd's

will keep the gpu as its only 2 years old. everything else to be replaced.
have £500 to spend now and then £200/month thereafter.
would like to replace the psu now as i think thats failing.
any help with a build i can work towards over the coming months.
gaming mainly (bullitstorm, fac cry, wolfenstein, fallout, etc)
good reliable rig i can get another 7 years plus from. mid range not top spec or whatever my budget allows.

thanks in advance and hopfully i can stop askign questions after this! old man here :)
 

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Had the same psu but with 850W with 1060 before 2 years i had random shut downs after 5-10mins so i replaced it and the problem was gone even if my system needed only 450W. With 500 £ i believe the best you can go is Ryzen 5 3600 , B450 Tomahawk Max , 2x8 3200Mhz ram and a good quality 650W PSU (look for seasonic PSU's) so you can upgrade that 1060 later.
 

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here's what I would do for £500

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor (£129.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£61.99 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£68.98 @ Laptops Direct)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£95.28 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.50 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card (Purchased For £0.00)
Case: Empire Gaming Warfare ATX Mid Tower Case (£43.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£45.98 @ Currys PC World Business)
Total: £494.63
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-26 13:37 GMT+0000
 

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He's got a good case so unnecessary to include a new one. Am looking at psu if it needs to be replaced,but after 7/8 years maybe a good thing,

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£169.00 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG M9 Plus 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler (£25.99 @ Currys PC World)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£94.95 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory (£82.43 @ More Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£50.45 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£69.98 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £492.80
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-26 15:59 GMT+0000


could imo look at this.

Added the extra ssd for game storage.
 

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thanks for this. gone with vics build (but a different cooler)
i have a BenQ GW2750HM 27-inch Full HD LED Monitor. all i have ever known. worth upgrading? noticeable difference? dont know jack about screens
 

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Hard to say if monitor is worth upgrading. With 75hrz is it not bad,read input lag is ~6ms,but don't know if you will feel that. A 1440P @ 144hrz screen would be nice,but are also pretty substantial budget monitors.
Hard to say if you're going to notice the extra pixels and possibly speed of such a monitor. Not everyones eyes work the same.

Think that if you're happy with your current monitor would i just leave it be.
 
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