It has been 3 years since I last updated my PC and about 6 years since the original build and between now and then I have stopped following all the latest PC components and now feel a little out of my depth jumping back on looking to buy parts.
The old rig consists of:
PSU: Corsair 750W
RAM: 4 GB 1333 MHZ DDR3
MOB: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
GPU: ATI 5870
HDD: 2TB WD 7200RPM
I want to be able to play BF1, Battlegrounds and other similar FPS games.
I currently run at 1900 x 1080 and don't have a 4K monitor but would be something I will consider in the future...
What I was hoping to do was to upgrade a couple of parts to get things up-to-speed for the least amount of $$$ - mortgage and house renovations take precedents.
My thought process is...
GPU: 1060 (6GB) - should provide sufficient future proofing ($470) note: would it be better just going for the 3GB and save $100?
CPU: OC the current i5-2500K to 3.7 to 4.0 GHz ($0)
RAM: add 4GB ($100)
HDD: Would like to upgrade to SSD however don't believe my Mobo is compatible... ($150)
MOB: No change
PSU: No change
All up the upgrade would cost: $720 max assuming going with the 6GB version of the 1060 and being able to use a SSD. If I was to go with the 3GB version and no SSD I would be looking to spending only ~$450.
Do you think this is the best use of the money?
I'm just conscious that if I upgrade the motherboard, I need new DDR4 RAM plus a new CPU so am looking at another $500. I would certainly look to upgrade these components but would be later down the track.
Please bear in mind, I don't intend on upgrading my monitor at the moment (will upgrade in the future) so am only running a 1900 x 1080 resolution.
Thanks in advance!