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jumjalalabash
  • 13 months ago

Haven't really changed my PC in going on 6 years now and could use some advice on what to upgrade and keep etc. Looking to be able to play most modern PC games on a decent level. Any tips would be helpful.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ybrBP6

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Believe it or not, the 3570K can still hold out for most titles available now (especially when overclocked), so I’d probably just do something like this.

  • An extra 4GB RAM, to even things out a little
  • TIM replacement on the cooler
  • Newer GPU, with better driver support and performance
  • Newer PSU (helps mitigate system damage from electrical components, as it has all of the new protections)

(I’d probably wait until newer chips, which support faster standards are released, and then upgrade)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-3570K 3.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $0.00
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Amazon
Thermal Compound Noctua - NT-H1 3.5 g Thermal Paste $7.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard Purchased For $0.00
Memory Corsair - Vengeance 12 GB (3 x 4 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Memory Corsair - Vengeance 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $25.98 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.85 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card *MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $279.00 @ B&H
Case Antec - Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Lite-On - iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $502.71
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-05 05:18 EST-0500
  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

wouldnt the 3570 bottleneck the 1660?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

it might but at that point a cpu upgrade would cost a lot more than just adding in a new gpu, psu, and ram. It'd probably include a new mobo, new ram, new cpu (ofc).

Another good upgrade solution would be an SSD to speed up load times

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