Question Upgrading prebuilt PC - need help!

Everton_

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I've recently realised that certain components within my rig are due an update, however I initially bought the pc for PC Specialist as I had no prior knowledge at the time of the intricacies of computer building I was hoping to receive some suggestions on how to upgrade the below.
Specs -
Intel Core i5-7600 @ 3.50Ghz 6MB Cache
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2133MHz
Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 3 ATX, LG1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs
3GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1060 (I now realise that this was a bad idea)
CORSAIR 350W VS SERIES™

Now I'm pretty certain that the GPU and PCU will both need upgrading but I'm unsure of which GPU to go with.

Thanks in Advance!
 
IMO, unless you found a used 7th gen i7 for a really good price I don't feel like the marginal gains from hyperthreading are worth MAP.

Would get a better PSU, upgrade the GPU, and if you aren't already use an M.2 NVME or at least an SSD. Get this round of upgrades with your next round in mind (CPU, mobo, RAM) such that you can utilize them usefully into the future.

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WildCard999

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Budget?

The power supply must be upgraded first. As for the other parts they are a bit dated so you'd probably get better price to performance going with a Ryzen 5 CPU, B450 board & 2x8 gb at 3200 memory. As for the GPU upgrade the RX 5600 XT is a solid GPU for the price and would be a good upgrade.
 

Everton_

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Thanks both, apologies I forgot to mention that I do have a ssd 250gb m.2. With regards to budget anywhere in and around 300-500 should be doable
 

WildCard999

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I'd start with this...

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£156.78 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B450M MORTAR MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£89.98 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£79.98 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£79.99 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £406.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-31 17:57 BST+0100


… and then save up for a GPU upgrade, something like the RX 5600 XT or 2060 for a worthwhile upgrade.

With the motherboard change you will be required to do a clean install of Windows so backup anything important then start fresh. Be sure to grab the newest GPU & motherboard drivers once Windows is finished installing.
 
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If it were my "chicken to bake", I would go with something along the lines of the above suggestion (upgraded to an R7 because why not)

OR

Upgrade to the PSU (or similar) above and get an RTX 2070 (with future upgrading in mind)
 

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