I am trying to figure out my best path forward to upgrade/replace my older gaming PC build. Here is my current build built back in 2016.
With the current pricing on video cards and the fact that I will also need to replace my wife's computer (Same Specs) I am trying to way all my options. I plan to reuse anything I can from my current build (likely just the case and both drives) but not sure how to proceed. Had a thought of doing this build but from the things I have read it does not sound like I would get all that much better performance out of the onboard graphics than I do with the older 750-Ti.
Would I see a big improvement with this build or would I be better off waiting for prices to come back down and purchasing the 5600X with the RTX 3060? How about only replacing the video card in my current machine? Would I see a big improvement there or would the older processor /MB combo prevent me from seeing a big upgrade?
We mainly play WOW but I also have the Gamepass Ultimate and enjoy playing some of the newer games. Currently it have found I have to run everything on the lowest setting to get it to run smoothly. (This includes Age of Empires which I thought would be a very easy game to run) I can only imagine trying to run a newer game that would be more demanding.
Thanks in advance for your advice.
Greetings. So you are in a bit of a weird spot here and going for all new parts would be the best idea in my opinion, here's why -
The 750 Ti will outperform any onboard graphics easily, so if you are already graphically struggling in games, a new processor may make a very minor difference, but it wouldn't really be noticeable. If you got a new video card, such as a 3000 series card, or even a 2000 series card, then you would end up being bottlenecked by your prior CPU.
The best way to approach this for optimal performance would be a full new build.
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