Need some help on upgrading my old computer system

Hello all,

It has been awhile since I upgraded my computer. With life being so busy, I regret to say that I had fallen behind on being computer savvy :(

My main goal is to upgrade my old computer so I can play high end games like Fallout 4 with the new HD texture patch that just came out.

Here is my current setup:

PROCESSOR Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield Quad-Core 2.4 GHz


RAM G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

CASE Rosewill R6XR8-BK Screw-less Dual 120mm Fans ATX Mid Tower

POWER SUPPLY Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply

VIDEO CARD Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 OC 2GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 3.0

STORAGE 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive

OS Windows 7 64-Bit

Cooling System Dual 120mm Case Fans (Intake and Exhaust)

I am thinking of spending at least 1 grand on upgrades. Any suggestion from the pros out there?

Any help on this would be much appreciated!
Reply to IndirectHero
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  1. Where are you based? So we know what hardware is available to us :)
    Reply to abaday789
  2. I live in:

    City: Stockton
    State: California
    Country: USA
    Reply to IndirectHero
  3. In all honesty I personally would say it's going to be a major overhaul of most of the components in your system and ideally a new case if it was up to me.
    Are aesthetics a problem at all to you or are you just wanting enough juice under the hood to play these games to the best of their ability?
    Reply to abaday789
  4. Pretty much juice under the hood lol

    If I can get a computer that is stronger than my old one for 1k that would be awesome
    Reply to IndirectHero
  5. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($228.66 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($112.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($119.88 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Blue 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($82.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card ($336.35 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($61.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $967.62
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-03 07:01 EDT-0400

    This should be a great improvement over your current system and comes under your 1 grand. If you want to spend more or make any changes us know.

    You can reuse your old PSU and 1TB HDD and maybe a couple of your 120mm fans but the rest of your system will become obsolete.

    Only issue that on the system recommendations for the HD texture pack for fallout is GTX1080 graphics card rather than GTX1070
    Reply to abaday789
  6. Best answer
    If I was going all out and had an extended budget this is what I would do personally

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($337.88 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($93.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z270 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($144.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($122.99 @ Best Buy)
    Storage: Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($149.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Gaming OC 11G Video Card ($684.79 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Phanteks ECLIPSE P400S ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($107.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1727.00
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-03 07:28 EDT-0400
    Reply to abaday789
  7. Whoa, I am pretty much drooling over those specs! Thanks alot man! That is one awesome website too!
    Reply to IndirectHero
  8. No problem glad you like it. Tried to go for a bit of white theme for you too which should make it both look and play good
    Reply to abaday789
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