Build Advice Veteran GPU has rendered his last frame, what should I upgrade?

Mar 19, 2019
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Hi everyone,

My GPU died this morning and I'm looking for some advice on what I can upgrade/salvage from my PC. I'm somewhat computer literate but I haven't ever built a whole PC and I haven't really been keeping up with current generation of CPUs, GPUs, and so forth.

My current specs are:

CPU: i5-3570k
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V
GPU: Sapphire HD 7950
PSU: Silverstone 750W 80+ Silver
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2 x 4 gb 1600mhz ddr3
SSD: Sandisk Extreme 120gb
HDD: 1tb Seagate Barracuda

My first thought was to simply replace the GPU. From a cursory search an RX570 seems like a pretty solid upgrade. Do I need to upgrade anything else if it's all going fine? The whole system is about 6 or 7 years old now so my second thought was I should just get a new system. If I need to replace the CPU and motherboard I might as well just upgrade the whole thing, right? I can see tons of guides about that online so I won't ask that in this thread. Any suggestions on what what you guys think I should do are appreciated.
 

maziech

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Your i5 (maybe overclocked a bit) should handle GTX 1060/1070/1660ti or RX570/580 without a problem in most games at 1080p.

This should still be a good match, no need to upgrade yet.
But there will be some disadvantages of 4core/4threads CPU in modern games. As long as it doesn't bother You too much - it's fine.
 
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Mar 19, 2019
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This should still be a good match, no need to upgrade yet.
But there will be some disadvantages of 4core/4threads CPU in modern games. As long as it doesn't bother You too much - it's fine.
Ah ok I'll keep that in mind when I upgrade the rest of the components. Thanks!
 

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