Upgrading My Current Build

edited May 2023 in Help Choosing Parts

Hey Everyone,

Current build below.

My budget for upgrading is <$1,000.

I'd like a better capacity to stream, multi-task, and prevent FPS dips while playing Valorant, PUBG, Halo, and Tarkov. Right now I have my FPS capped at 144. Looks like my CPU is bottlenecking things and periodic dips occur when lots of action happens on the screen. It's getting to the point that if Spotify, Discord, or Chrome is open while I game, FPS is unstable. When I try to run OBS or stream through Discord aint happening.

From what I can gather the priority upgrades would be the 1) CPU, 2) Motherboard if I go beyond an i7, 3) more RAM, 4) larger SSD. I know the GPU may be due for an upgrade too, but for the type of gaming I'm trying to do, i.e., 1080p at low settings, I'd prefer to not upgrade that unless y'all think that is a must over the things listed.

Any product recommendations are welcome. Thank you in advance! :)

CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8 GHz Quad-Core Processor // Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 // RAM: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory // GPU: Gigabyte OC GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB Video Card // Case: NZXT S340 ATX Mid Tower Case // Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive / SanDisk SSD PLUS 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive // PSU: Corsair CX650 (2017) 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply // Display(s): Asus VG248QE 24.0" 1920 x 1080 144 Hz Monitor // Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler // Keyboard: Asus M601 ROG FALCHION/RD/US RGB Wireless Gaming Keyboard // Mouse: Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Optical Mouse // Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM - DVD 64-bit


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