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Seeking Upgrade Prioritisation Advice!

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by DanScott, 3 Apr 2018.

  1. DanScott

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    Joined: 7 Nov 2012

    Posts: 24

    Hi,

    I am looking for advice on my next upgrades, I want to prioritise part by part as and when I have the spare cash. Me and my partner both use the computer for internet browsing, work, research etc. and I also use it for gaming and as a home media server. For games I play CS:GO and Battlefield etc. but I'd also like to be able to play the latest titles on High/Ultra with a decent frame rate. If possible, I'd love to game on a 144Hz monitor with a decent frame rate!

    What I've got at the moment:

    Processor: Intel Core i7 920 overclocked to 3.6GHz
    Motherboard: Asus P6T Deluxe
    GPU: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB clock speed overclocked to 1150MHz and memory overclocked to 1450MHz
    Memory: 16GB DDR3 2800MHz
    PSU: EVGA Supernova 750W G2
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 412 (fan hanging off due to broken clip)
    SSD: 1 x 120 GB (OS) + 1 x 240 GB (games I'm playing at the time)
    HDD: 2 x WD 1TB Blue (RAID 1) + 2 x WD 1TB Black (storage)
    Case: Fractal Define R5
    Fans: 3 x be quiet! Silent Wings 2
    OS: Windows 10 Professional 64-bit

    I was thinking about the following priorisation order:

    1 - GTX 1060 / Radeon 570 / Radeon 580 (I would hunt around in the sales for a sizable discount)
    2 - AIO CPU cooler like the be quiet! Silent Loop 280mm (in an attempt to crank my CPU up to 4.0 Ghz)
    3 - Replace the motherboard, CPU and memory all in one go with a budget of around £500-600 (swaying towards Intel but would consider AMD, again I would hunt around in the sales)
    4 - 144Hz monitor

    What I'm unsure of is:

    - Should I upgrade my GPU next?
    - Will I be stuck at 1080p or would I be able to move to 1440p?
    - Could I make use of a 144Hz monitor following the upgrades?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    Dan