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Want to upgrade PC ($1000 budget)

Josh2037
  • 54 months ago

Hey all,

Looking to upgrade my gaming PC, my budget is $1000 but don't mind if it goes a little bit over

I am in Australia

I want to upgrade my CPU, Motherboard, Graphics card, memory and add a SSD (will also take suggestions for monitors around the $150-$200 price range excluded from the budget as I will get this further down the track)

My current rig is:

CPU: Intel core i7 2600

Motherboard: MSI H61M-P23 (B3)

Graphics card: GeForce GTX 560Ti

Memory: 8BG DDR3 (Don't know what brand just plain green sticks but pretty sure they need to be upgraded)

Power Supply: Cooler Master GX650 (Purchased 2 years ago)

CPU cooler: Corsair series H80 (Purchased 2 years ago)

HDD: WD 1TB

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932

Windows 10 OS

If there are any other upgrades that can be made within my budget, please don't hesitate to tell me.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $294.00 @ IJK
Motherboard ASRock H170M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $145.00 @ Centre Com
Memory Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $66.00 @ IJK
Storage OCZ Trion 100 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $108.00 @ CPL Online
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card $395.00 @ CPL Online
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1008.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-15 20:46 AEDT+1100

This is a great monitor for the price.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Great!

Thanks for the list.

Quick question about the CPU, is my cooler good enough to enable turbo boost or am I better off just leaving it alone?

Sorry if this is a bit of a noob question, I am sort of new to the whole PC building.

Also how long do you expect this system to last until I need to upgrade again?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Quick question about the CPU, is my cooler good enough to enable turbo boost or am I better off just leaving it alone?

I think it should be, although I'm not exactly sure.

Also how long do you expect this system to last until I need to upgrade again?

Maybe around 2-3 years, or even longer. If you want better gaming performance all you need to upgrade would be the graphics card.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, thanks again

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

My pleasure.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I was just looking for that graphics card and it doesn't seem to be available at $395 even from other manufacturers. A lot of stuff from CPL is End of Life, not quite sure what that means but there is no option to order one.

Can you recommend any other cards between the $400-$500 range?

Thanks

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