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What part of my gaming PC should I upgrade next?

Hello, I am soon going to get an lg 29um67 Ultrawide 2560x1080 monitor and would like to know what other parts of my PC you would recommend me upgrading.

My parts list:
I5 3470
Asus p8h77-V
8gb ddr3 1600mhz Ram
Zotac GeForce Gtx 970 omega core edition
Stock CPU cooler
1tb hdd
120gb ssd
Zalman z11 plus PC case (extremely noisy case fans) 60db+

All answers are much appreciated, Ajsski99
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  1. Best answer
    Everything looks fine. Is there something that is not performing how you want it to? If anything I would say get some new better case fans.
  2. The GPU, but I would wait for Polaris/Pascal to do so.
  3. A 970 should be fine for a widescreen 1080p monitor.
  4. Honestly, I would upgrade your case. Your processor is perfectly capable and it is best to wait and see what/when intel releases its next line of CPU's. 8gb of RAM is plenty. You could upgrade to 16, but that is more of a personal preference. You have a great GPU and there is no point in upgrading it until Pascal and Polaris come out later this year. Seeing as how bad your case is, I would definitely consider upgrading it. The NZXT Phantom 410 is a great case with plenty of room for cable management. It is quiet and extremely sexy. I own one. If you don't like that, you could also go for an NZXT H440 which is just as nice, but more traditional looking. Let me now if you have any questions! I hope this helped.
  5. zeke15 said:
    Honestly, I would upgrade your case. Your processor is perfectly capable and it is best to wait and see what/when intel releases its next line of CPU's. 8gb of RAM is plenty. You could upgrade to 16, but that is more of a personal preference. You have a great GPU and there is no point in upgrading it until Pascal and Polaris come out later this year. Seeing as how bad your case is, I would definitely consider upgrading it. The NZXT Phantom 410 is a great case with plenty of room for cable management. It is quiet and extremely sexy. I own one. If you don't like that, you could also go for an NZXT H440 which is just as nice, but more traditional looking. Let me now if you have any questions! I hope this helped.


    helped a bunch mate :) i only recently got my 970 so im not gunna upgrade it soon as im only 14 and saved ages. i was also looking at the blue and black h440 it looks awesome. would u also reccomend upgrading my psu? its a corsair cx500
  6. ComputerSecurityGuy said:
    The GPU, but I would wait for Polaris/Pascal to do so.


    i have only recently upgraded my GPU and wont be able to upgrade soon as im only 14 and saved for the 970 for ages
    thanks for the advise doe
  7. Ah, a PSU upgrade is probably a good idea if you are using a CX series, I prefer Antec and SeaSonic but anything that is T2/T1 on the PSU list will be fine.
  8. ajsski99 said:
    zeke15 said:
    Honestly, I would upgrade your case. Your processor is perfectly capable and it is best to wait and see what/when intel releases its next line of CPU's. 8gb of RAM is plenty. You could upgrade to 16, but that is more of a personal preference. You have a great GPU and there is no point in upgrading it until Pascal and Polaris come out later this year. Seeing as how bad your case is, I would definitely consider upgrading it. The NZXT Phantom 410 is a great case with plenty of room for cable management. It is quiet and extremely sexy. I own one. If you don't like that, you could also go for an NZXT H440 which is just as nice, but more traditional looking. Let me now if you have any questions! I hope this helped.


    helped a bunch mate :) i only recently got my 970 so im not gunna upgrade it soon as im only 14 and saved ages. i was also looking at the blue and black h440 it looks awesome. would u also reccomend upgrading my psu? its a corsair cx500


    Unless you plan on doing an overclocking or intense tasks on your PC, that PSU should be fine. CX series PSU's aren't the greatest, but they still work more than people give them credit for. If you have the money, upgrade it to a EVGA SuperNOVA right now, but if you don't just wait until later on.
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