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BigSarge
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I am looking to upgrade some parts on my PC. I currently use it mainly for gaming. It is a decent rig as of now but I have had it for quite some time and I feel as if its time to make some changes. It was custom built for me by a friend, so I am not very inclined on what specific parts will work with my motherboard, etc.




My current parts list:

Case: DIYPC MA01-R Black SPCC MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case / [ Register or Signin to view external links. ]

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-B85M-DS3H-A LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard / [ Register or Signin to view external links. ]

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 Haswell Quad-Core 3.2 GHz LGA 1150 BX80646I54460 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600 / [ Register or Signin to view external links. ]

HDD: Seagate Desktop HDD ST1000DM003 1TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive / [ Register or Signin to view external links. ]

RAM: Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00 / [ Register or Signin to view external links. ]

GPU: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 960 4GB WINDFORCE 2X OC EDITION / [ Register or Signin to view external links. ]

Power: EVGA 600 B1 100-B1-0600-KR 80+ BRONZE 600W / [ Register or Signin to view external links. ]



Here is a link to my "Speccy" diagnostics: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ]




The MAIN things I am focused on getting/upgrading are: More RAM / A Solid State Drive / Maybe a Better Graphics Card
I do NOT need a new monitor, mouse, or keyboard! I am all set with those!



My preferred price range for upgrades is $400 - $500 USD.


Basically what I want my PC to do is handle games and multitasking a bit better. I would definitely like to see higher frame rates on games and be able to switch between applications with ease. Also loading times on games are not quite good, I would like to fix that as well.





It would much appreciated if someone could find or recommend these parts that I am looking for based on my current parts list.
In the future I plan to upgrade to an i7 processor and maybe get a new computer case! But we'll see.


Thank you in advance!
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Mitochondria
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Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($94.50 @ Amazon)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($75.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($54.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $225.48

SSD's are little to no different in performance to the average user(brands*, didn't realize I said that wrong), workload and some games have a noticeable difference across Samsung's higher end drives. But this will suit you fine, as the SSD market is increasing in pricing again.

Included a better case (there is a black variant if you'd like that), your 960 is fine for now as GPU prices are terrible as is for decent modern cards.

You would be better off building a budget ryzen system now and end up seeing a performance increase, with a still open upgrade path.

OR:

You could actually probably look around on craigslist, ebay, or reddit, for a used 4790k. If you really wanted to upgrade to an i7.


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BigSarge
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Mitochondria wrote [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] / [ Register or Signin to view external links. ]

Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($94.50 @ Amazon)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($75.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($54.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $225.48

SSD's are little to no different in performance to the average user, workload and some games have a noticeable difference across Samsung's higher end drives. But this will suit you fine, as the SSD market is increasing in pricing again.

Included a better case (there is a black variant if you'd like that), your 960 is fine for now as GPU prices are terrible as is for decent modern cards.

You would be better off building a budget ryzen system now and end up seeing a performance increase, with a still open upgrade path.

OR:

You could actually probably look around on craigslist, ebay, or reddit, for a used 4790k. If you really wanted to upgrade to an i7.



You're absolutely awesome brotha! I highly appreciate the help!
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