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What should I upgrade next? (Gaming PC)

Hey folks, first time poster here.

Getting back into PC gaming after about a year and obviously I want to upgrade my RIG. I have an initial issue with the power button that I need to solve, if not the power then its the motherboard (ask about it if you're curious). Assuming everything is okay I want to find out what should I upgrade next.

The game I play most is Skyrim Special Edition but I intend to play Battlefield 1 at some point ( doubt my current specs can handle it).

Current specs:

Processor : AMD A10-7850K (with Radeon R7 card built in but this is basically obsolete since I use a newer graphics card)

Graphics Card : Zotac Geforce GTX 760.

RAM : 16GB (7GB usable).

OS : Windows 7 64bit.

Extra Storage : 1TB ( D drive ).

Ideally if you can think of a good upgrade try to take good pricing into consideration but any suggestions are great as I can save up for them in the future.
Haven't posted before so i might be in the wrong place but any help is greatly appeciated!

Thanks!

Hob0
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  1. if your not ready to fully build a new system then I would sugest tasckling the video card and get a 1060 3gb for it

    full upgrade I would suggest the following.
    PCPartPicker part list
    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H110M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($46.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($102.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($49.99 @ Best Buy)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GAMING Video Card ($194.99 @ B&H)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($42.69 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $626.64
  2. The Paladin said:
    if your not ready to fully build a new system then I would sugest tasckling the video card and get a 1060 3gb for it

    full upgrade I would suggest the following.
    PCPartPicker part list
    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H110M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($46.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($102.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($49.99 @ Best Buy)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GAMING Video Card ($194.99 @ B&H)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($42.69 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $626.64



    Hey! Thanks for the quick response.

    Not quite ready for a new system yet unfortunately. You suggest go for a new video card so? Initially I was fairly certain that it would be the CPU that could use a boost more considering its a bit more dated.
    Any further input?

    Forgot to mention that the Motherboard is a Gigabyte Sniper.
    Kind regards

    Hob0
  3. Best answer
    assuming your meant Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X motherboard, well best you could do with a cpu upgrade on that would be awhat you have already.
    so a cpu upgrade means mobo, cpu, and ram upgrades..

    why I suggested to upgrade yout GTX 760 to a Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GAMING Video Card
    which when your ready to get the big upgrade will carry over to the new system :)
  4. Your system is kinda "balanced" currently, upgrading anything is gonna mean what you don't upgrade will hold you back pretty well.

    Better to keep saving still you can get a brand new system.
  5. Thanks guys (sorry for delay in response)! I think the best solution is to go ahead with a new system. One last question for The Paladin, is the system you suggested suitable for high peformance gaming? For the price listed that would be awesome!
    Currently I've probably put €600/€700 into the current Rig, obviously some of my specs are dated now but it was a reasonable budget gaming PC.
  6. the suggested system is perfectly good to play any game, if your looking for 2k or 4k then the video card will be weak, but any 1080p gaming should be fine.
  7. The 1060 is a great 1080p card and ok for 1440p if willing to drop settings in games. However while the 3gb version is good for 1080p if thinking about 1440p you want the 6gb version or a 1070.
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