Build Advice Want to upgrade my pc, but keep some old parts as to not break the bank.

thesnipernamedzav

Reputable
Nov 23, 2017
13
0
4,510
0
Listed below is my current setup, what do you guys recommend I could keep and toss into my next pc, as well as some compatible parts with what I am keeping.

Thanks

Also, before someone asks, I do have an SSD and have had one for the last year just haven't bothered putting it in for some reason.

CPU
Intel Core i7 6700K @ 4.00GHz 44 °C
Skylake 14nm Technology
RAM
64.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1070MHz (15-15-15-36)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. MAXIMUS VIII RANGER (LGA1151) 48 °C
Graphics
Acer XFA240 (1920x1080@120Hz)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (ASUStek Computer Inc) 55 °C
Storage
3726GB Hitachi HGST HDN724040ALE640 (SATA ) 38 °C
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH40N
Audio
Corsair VOID PRO USB Gaming Headset
 

Prad_Bitt

Notable
Jul 4, 2020
1,079
244
1,140
39
I would say upgrade GPU first. Then CPU and Mobo. Then RAM

The thing is if you buy a new CPU, your GPU will be a bottleneck. If you buy a new GPU, your CPU will be a bottleneck.

But I think that your GPU will be more of a bottleneck with modern games than your CPU. I would say go for something like a 3060-3070. Not any higher. If you go higher than 3070, it's better if you buy 3060 + new cpu new mobo.

Assuming prices are 3060 $400, 3070 $500, 3080 $700.

PSU? If you have a good 650W unit then no problems. Otherwise might need a new one with those GPUs
 

thesnipernamedzav

Reputable
Nov 23, 2017
13
0
4,510
0
I would say upgrade GPU first. Then CPU and Mobo. Then RAM

The thing is if you buy a new CPU, your GPU will be a bottleneck. If you buy a new GPU, your CPU will be a bottleneck.

But I think that your GPU will be more of a bottleneck with modern games than your CPU. I would say go for something like a 3060-3070. Not any higher. If you go higher than 3070, it's better if you buy 3060 + new cpu new mobo.

Assuming prices are 3060 $400, 3070 $500, 3080 $700.

PSU? If you have a good 650W unit then no problems. Otherwise might need a new one with those GPUs
Why would I change my ram, it's 64GB I've heard from numerous people that's very good. Is that causing it to bottleneck?
 

thesnipernamedzav

Reputable
Nov 23, 2017
13
0
4,510
0
So now that we have a (mostly) purpose...in what aspect is this current system lacking?
What is it not doing, that you need it to do?
Not getting the best FPS on new games, letting me down on some old. Audio drivers die every like 20~ minutes. Takes forever to boot up. (lack of ssd I know). My new budget is now 1.5k which I can spend around $400 or so more.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS