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Hi all,

Complete novice at building/upgrading PCs so any input would be greatly appreciated.

My mate built my PC for me around 5 years ago and i am now looking to upgrade it as its got terribly slow.


Current specs are:

MSI Z87-G45 Gaming

Intel Core i5 4670K

XFX Radeon HD 7970 DD Edition 3GB GDDR5

Ballistix Tracer RH 8GB (2x4GB)

1TB Seagate ST1000DX001 SSHD Hybrid



What should I look at upgrading?

Thanks smile.gif
post #2 of 5
Replace your HDD for an 500GB SSD.
Upgrade GPU.
Maybe getting faster ram being 2x8gb (2133+)
Also OC CPU with a good CPU cooler, proper case with airflow and good PSU to handle OC and upgraded GPU.
    
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Thanks Speed Junkie will look into that!

Probably should of posted my case/PSU:

Cooler Master SGC-1000-KWN1 Enforcer

Thermaltake Smart SE 630W
post #4 of 5
Case not bad if you remove the top HDD cage. Allow better airflow.
PSU is ok, would not use it for too high end GPU like GTX1070.
    
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Hi all,

Complete novice at building/upgrading PCs so any input would be greatly appreciated.

My mate built my PC for me around 5 years ago and i am now looking to upgrade it as its got terribly slow.


Current specs are:

MSI Z87-G45 Gaming

Intel Core i5 4670K

XFX Radeon HD 7970 DD Edition 3GB GDDR5

Ballistix Tracer RH 8GB (2x4GB)

1TB Seagate ST1000DX001 SSHD Hybrid



What should I look at upgrading?

Thanks smile.gif

You got some great advice, depends on what you want to do with the computer and your budget. Have you ever done a clean reinstall of the OS?

I would start by putting whatever important files you have and a set of drivers on a memory stick, then formatting your HDD and doing a clean reinstall of your OS. See if that gives you what you would consider acceptable speeds. If you want to improve speed buy an SSD and use it for your OS and some of the key software you are running. Keep the HDD too for all other files incl. media files. Adding an SSD will make a huge difference to how fast your system feels. If you play quite a lot of games and you want to be able to play them at higher settings replace your GPU and look into replacing your memory with 16GB. What GPU to get depends on your budget
    
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