Question What should I upgrade my PC to? i7? 1080?

Elliot Savage

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Oct 16, 2016
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Hi, I'm looking to upgrade my PC as I'm really struggling to play my new favorite games.
Here are my specs:

i5-8400 2.8ghz
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 ti
8GB RAM
1TB Hard Drive Disk

I want to upgrade my GPU and possibly my CPU soon after that. I want an SSD and another 8gb stick of RAM...

I'm running an i5 8400 2.8ghz which I used the bios to use the turbo mode to make it run at 3.78ghz all the time (according to task manager).
I have a 1050ti but it seems to suck... I'm massively into Apex Legends but I have to use dynamic resolution (so it looks awful sometimes) and I have to use 1080p quality which is blurry on my 1440p monitor as it's much much bigger. I use minimum settings and a custom config file to lower them even further... It's manageable but it's becoming tiresome now...

What is a good upgrade for these parts that would cater for 1440p gaming at 75fps (75hz) on Medium/High settings at butter smooth performance?

My favorite titles are:
Apex Legends
PUBG
Project Cars 2
Skyrim*
XCOM 2*
The Elder Scrolls Online
Warframe
Borderlands 3 (I haven't purchased yet as I KNOW I will be disappointed with the settings and low frame rate)

*These games I am happy with

I can run League of Legends and Skyrim and XCOM well but my favorite game is APEX and I don't want to keep putting it off because it runs badly.

I think an SSD and GPU would be the best things to get first... But I have no idea what to buy?

I am not looking for a super expensive card like the new RTX cards but maybe something like a 1080 maybe.
I only have 4gb of VRAM and think I need more.

What do you suggest?
 

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