Question What component should I upgrade next?

Mar 22, 2019
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Hi all,

My current system is a bit dated and I wanted to get your thoughts on what components I should be upgrading next?

Power SupplyCorsair CMPSU-750TX 750-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply compatible with Intel Core i7 and Core i5
Hard diskSamsung SSD
CPUIntel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
MotherboardAsus P6T Core i7 / Intel X58/ DDR3/ CrossFireX & SLI/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard
RAM 12 GBCorsair TR3X6G1600C8D Dominator 6 GB 6 x 2 GB PC3-12800 1600MHz 240-Pin DDR3 Core i7 Memory Kit
Graphics CardAMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB DDR5 1050MHz
Operating SystemWindows 10

Monitor resolution - 1920 X 180 60Hz

I usually play Skyrim or Fallout 4 with lots of mods but my System performance isn't that good with some of ENB mods.
I would like to play some of the new games that are coming out like Division 2 or Bloodlines 2.

My budget for upgrade is about 700$. Where should I put it?

Thank you!

Vic 40

Oct 22, 2013
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Although maybe still good is that psu also abit old as well so migth be wise to upgrade. Is up to you. You could take this as a guide to parts that would do well,

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($184.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - M9 Plus 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB OC Video Card ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec - Earthwatts Gold Pro 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $709.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-23 07:35 EDT-0400

abit over ....

Added the better cooler for better turbo of the cpu which is all you need and seems to do better than overclock it.The cpu could be changed for the cheaper 2600,but that one would i try to overclock.The stock cooler would do for the near future,but as decent as it is for a stock one do i feel that adding an aftermarket is valid.
Chose the Ante psu based on the Seasonic Focus gold. The Corsair 550watt CXM is $10 cheaper and if you can use a rebate is this Antec still as decent option,
Antec - EDGE 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (EDGE 650) - PCPartPicker
it is already an older design though,but for $50 a decent choice. A review.

If you would want to keep the current psu and try with that could you for instance upgrade the gpu to a gtx 1660 TI.
Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB OC Video Card (GV-N166TOC-6GD) - PCPartPicker


Sep 16, 2014
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You could go the intel route too... I went for the 2060 considering the PSU should be fine. Also no point in buying a CPU cooler for the 9400f since you can't overclock on it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - B365M Phantom Gaming 4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport AT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($92.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card ($349.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $702.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-23 08:05 EDT-0400