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Post Date: 2021-08-01

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    Posted: 01 Aug 2021 at 3:45pm
Budget:
$500-1000, Not sure what I may be able to update or look at replacing or bring some things current to assist, Or scrap the whole idea and look at trying to pay for a new build in 6-12 months. The PC was an older DS pre-built model with some customizing available, I can accept if most upgrading/updating won't be able to take place.

Expectations:
looking to keep myself up to date with some of the more demanding games. I notice long loading times for some of my favorite games and I'd like to eliminate that and hopefully keep my graphics on high or highest settings.

Usage:
MMO's, ARPG's, RTS, minimal office work. Ark, New World, Ashes of Creation...other titles yet to be named.


Specifications: Was a DS build a few years ago.

Processor     Intel(R)Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz 3.41 GHz
Installed RAM     16.0 GB
Board: z270 pc mate ms-7a72
64 Bit OS
(1) 500GB HDD
(1) 2TB HDD
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
PSup: 600W
Monitor: Old Samsung(2014) S22C300H

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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Aug 2021 at 4:30am
All I would do to start out is get yourself a SATA solid state drive (SSD) which will be somewhere around 4 times faster than your HDDs. Say goodbye to those pesky load times. It will bring a huge improvement. I could recommend a 1TB Samsung 870 QVO at around $100. You will find cabling bundled up in the back of your case, behind the mobo.

As for the rest, you should be still running very well at 1080p. The cost of even a moderate upgrade to, say, a 1660 SUPER would run about twice as much as the card should cost. You just wouldn't see much difference. There is such a shortage throughout the supply chain, all the newer cards all overpriced. Time will ease this crunch, so you should just wait it out. The 1060 was a top card at 1080p when your rig came out.

A new rig for 1080p gaming would run you somewhere about $2000 and up for all new at today's prices, and you will not get your money's worth. Get a new SSD, and see how it feels. You'll think it's a new machine!
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  Quote Biggest86 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Aug 2021 at 5:19am
Cretae, awesome advice once again. Thank you! I'll pick up that SSD right away, might jump to the 2TB just because my steam library is a bit out of control but I do like the simple fix.
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Aug 2021 at 5:18am
You can migrate and clone your drive "c" into the new drive as long as the new one is larger. It will also make boot up incredibly fast. There are multiple ways of cloning.
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