AdviceHow to upgrade my 5 year old PC
Posted:

AdviceHow to upgrade my 5 year old PCPosted:

dariuswong94
  • New Member
Status: Offline
Joined: Sep 28, 2021
Posts: 2
Reputation Power: 0
Status: Offline
Joined: Sep 28, 2021
Posts: 2
Reputation Power: 0
Hi, I am currently thinking of upgrading my PC parts but dont know where to start.

Assuming if I want to upgrade to like a GTX 3060 or 3070 what are the other parts that I have to consider upgrading as well?

I currently have a 144HZ display monitor but it seems kind of a waste when I cant play most games with nearly as high frame rates.

These are the specs on my current PC:
CPU - Intel Core i5-6500 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard - Asus B150 PRO GAMING/AURA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 CL15 Memory
HDD - Toshiba 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
SDD - OCZ Trion 100 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
GPU - Asus GeForce GTX 970 4 GB STRIX Video Card
Case - SHARKOON BW9000 ATX Mid Tower Case
PSU - SeaSonic M12II 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Main Monitor - PRISM+ X240 - 24" 144 Hz

Thanks in advance!
#2. Posted:
Adam
  • Summer 2021
Status: Offline
Joined: Dec 10, 20119Year Member
Posts: 5,864
Reputation Power: 19465
Motto: The best conversations are the ones where you're not talking.
Motto: The best conversations are the ones where you're not talking.
Status: Offline
Joined: Dec 10, 20119Year Member
Posts: 5,864
Reputation Power: 19465
Motto: The best conversations are the ones where you're not talking.
Assuming you want to stick to 1080p, you just buy your GPU and it'll slot in where the old one went. PSU is solid still. CPU could do with a refresh but ignore till you move past 1080p. SSD is getting on a bit.
#3. Posted:
MovieTheatreButter
  • Christmas!
Status: Offline
Joined: Nov 23, 20128Year Member
Posts: 218
Reputation Power: 72
Motto: Golden
Motto: Golden
Status: Offline
Joined: Nov 23, 20128Year Member
Posts: 218
Reputation Power: 72
Motto: Golden
Well if you got some money to spend I would 200% start with a new GPU as you stated. 3060 would be my pick. PSU is only a 620w bronze which is fine but a 3070 might be too much for it. Maybe buy a larger SSD, 1TB 2.5in SSDs are not as expensive as they used to be for sure. At the time of posting Amazon has a 1 TB for around $90. If you download loads of games maybe a new Hard Drive. Its really all up to what you feel you need for your setup. Maybe another moniter hope this helps
#4. Posted:
dariuswong94
  • New Member
Status: Offline
Joined: Sep 28, 2021
Posts: 2
Reputation Power: 0
Status: Offline
Joined: Sep 28, 2021
Posts: 2
Reputation Power: 0
Thanks for all the help so far! if you guys can recommend me some 3060 cards that I can look at that would be a great help!

Really appreciate it!
#5. Posted:
r00t
  • Administrator
Status: Offline
Joined: May 18, 201110Year Member
Posts: 15,960
Reputation Power: 17250
Status: Offline
Joined: May 18, 201110Year Member
Posts: 15,960
Reputation Power: 17250
dariuswong94 wrote Thanks for all the help so far! if you guys can recommend me some 3060 cards that I can look at that would be a great help!

Really appreciate it!

Anything under $600. Good luck.
#6. Posted:
MovieTheatreButter
  • 2 Million
Status: Offline
Joined: Nov 23, 20128Year Member
Posts: 218
Reputation Power: 72
Motto: Golden
Motto: Golden
Status: Offline
Joined: Nov 23, 20128Year Member
Posts: 218
Reputation Power: 72
Motto: Golden
Yea realistically just getting one would be the biggest task. Check out your local Best Buy or other stores that sell computer parts like MicroCenter. Sometimes they have stock, most of the time they don't. Took my one buddy a couple of months to find a 3060ti.

Stay on the hunt and good luck.
Users browsing this topic: None
Jump to:


RECENT POSTS

HOT TOPICS