Question What should I upgrade?

May 16, 2019
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I am looking to upgrade my PC now that its around 5 years old. My parts are listed below, but I am unsure what I should upgrade. I am looking to do some gaming, mostly overwatch and apex. I would also like to add a 1tb hard drive to provide extra space ontop of my ssd. I get about 30-60 frames in overwatch at epic settings with frequent frame drops. I'm looking to spend $300-$500, what parts should I buy?

CPU
Intel Core i5-4460 @3.2GHz

Motherboard
ASRock H97M-ITX/ac

Ram
DDR3 Dual Channel 8 GB (NB Frequency 3200 MHz, 1600 each stick? idk how this works)

Graphics Card
GeForce GTX 750 Ti 6gb

Power Supply
80 plus gold 550 w

Case
Cooler Master Mini ITX Master Elite
 

R_1

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for 500 you can have a whole new system.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($72.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus - Radeon RX 580 8 GB AREZ Dual OC Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg Business)
Case: Rosewill - FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Edimax - EW-7811UTC USB 2.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter ($15.49 @ Amazon)
Total: $501.34
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-16 19:44 EDT-0400


I double checked the cooler will fit in the case. re use the PSU and your SSD.
 
May 12, 2019
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Well your gpu is really weak (there is not version of 750 ti with 6gb vram but only 2gb) first of all i would look for this. For games like overwatch and apex your cpu should be enough maybe i would look for a gtx 1660 ti. Then you can save some more money until the release of the 3rd generation of ryzen.
 
May 16, 2019
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for 500 you can have a whole new system.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($72.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus - Radeon RX 580 8 GB AREZ Dual OC Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg Business)
Case: Rosewill - FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Edimax - EW-7811UTC USB 2.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter ($15.49 @ Amazon)
Total: $501.34
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-16 19:44 EDT-0400


I double checked the cooler will fit in the case. re use the PSU and your SSD.
Is it worth getting a whole new system though? I am obviously looking to save as much money as possible, so would buying this many new parts really boost performance significantly more than just buying a new graphics card and cpu if needed? If I bought say a 1660 and put it in my computer, would it be bottlenecked by the rest of my parts?
 
May 16, 2019
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Well your gpu is really weak (there is not version of 750 ti with 6gb vram but only 2gb) first of all i would look for this. For games like overwatch and apex your cpu should be enough maybe i would look for a gtx 1660 ti. Then you can save some more money until the release of the 3rd generation of ryzen.
I don't think the 1660 ti fits in a mini-itx case, so I figured the 1660 was a good option. Correct me if I'm wrong though please.
 

Karadjgne

Titan
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The CM 110/130 elites will fit a full sized gpu, it's a small cube and the gpu sits on its edge.
Best bet is a reference/blower design. (PNY makes a 1660ti blower).

Best upgrade option isn't to buy new, but eBay. Look for a i7 4770, 4790 or K version of either. Swap cpus, sell off your old one, drop in the PNY 1660ti, add 8Gb of ddr3 1600.

Performance will be a few fps short of a Ryzen R5 1600. It'll handle most things over 60fps, some games well over.
 
May 16, 2019
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The CM 110/130 elites will fit a full sized gpu, it's a small cube and the gpu sits on its edge.
Best bet is a reference/blower design. (PNY makes a 1660ti blower).

Best upgrade option isn't to buy new, but eBay. Look for a i7 4770, 4790 or K version of either. Swap cpus, sell off your old one, drop in the PNY 1660ti, add 8Gb of ddr3 1600.

Performance will be a few fps short of a Ryzen R5 1600. It'll handle most things over 60fps, some games well over.
I have a coolermaster elite 130 mini itx. Wouldn't the EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XC Black fit in my case? Also, would it make sense to buy that gpu now and upgrade my cpu later?
 

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