Question What should I upgrade? Gaming Setup

alexdsgl

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Hello guys,

I was thinking it's time for a partial upgrade. What would you suggest to upgrade first and which components are still in shape?

Main use is for gaming at Full HD

Current setup:
- MSI B150 Gaming M3
- Core i5-6500 3.20 GHz
- Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 6 GB
- 16 GB RAM DDR5 (2 x 8) Corsair
- SSD 240 GB
- HDD 500 GB

Thanks for answering
 

alexdsgl

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Thanks a lot for your answers. This community is really top.

What if I stayed with Intel, so I try to avoid the MB change. You see that as a possibility? If so, what would be the choice.
 

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Used i7-6700k/7700/7700k. And a decent cooler if you don't already have one. You won't be able to take advantage of the overclock abilities, but the i7's higher turbos, combined with 8 threads, will open up the fps in many games.

After that, there's nothing to really touch until ready to upgrade all the core components. Cpu/mobo/ram
 
Used i7-6700k/7700/7700k. And a decent cooler if you don't already have one. You won't be able to take advantage of the overclock abilities, but the i7's higher turbos, combined with 8 threads, will open up the fps in many games.
That would be kind of a poor value option though. A used 7700K is typically around $300 on eBay, a used 7700 around $250, and a used 6700K over $200, plus the cost of a cooler. And you'll still be on an older platform with no further upgrade options, just to get performance on par with this year's $100-$150 processors. For that kind of money, you could get a brand new CPU and motherboard, which in addition to being new hardware, would also leave room for future processor upgrades.
 

alexdsgl

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Used i7-6700k/7700/7700k. And a decent cooler if you don't already have one. You won't be able to take advantage of the overclock abilities, but the i7's higher turbos, combined with 8 threads, will open up the fps in many games.

After that, there's nothing to really touch until ready to upgrade all the core components. Cpu/mobo/ram
Thanks for the advice but I'd rather not go for used parts. Mainly because there is a poor market in my city for that.
 

alexdsgl

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That would be kind of a poor value option though. A used 7700K is typically around $300 on eBay, a used 7700 around $250, and a used 6700K over $200, plus the cost of a cooler. And you'll still be on an older platform with no further upgrade options, just to get performance on par with this year's $100-$150 processors. For that kind of money, you could get a brand new CPU and motherboard, which in addition to being new hardware, would also leave room for future processor upgrades.
Agree 100%
I'll keep saving for a couple of months and then make a good upgrade
 

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