Trying to upgrading my prebuild Desktop some more


I've been looking for ways to upgrade the current gaming desktop that I have for years now. It's an iBuyPower desktop that I bought from Best Buy. Model Trace930. This is the best specs that I can give you:

Intel Core i7-7700 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor

Motherboard: Asus H110-PLUS ATX LGA1151 

Memory: TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan Z DDR4 32GB Kit (2x16GB) 3200MHz

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 3G OCV1 GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3 GB Video Card

Future Storage Upgrade: SAMSUNG 870 QVO SATA III SSD 1TB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive

Power Supply: Apex AL-D500EXP 500 W ATX Power Supply

At this point I'm looking to upgrade my video card and possibly a power supply if possible. If anybody can throw me some ideas that could be grateful. Thank you.

PS: In terms of video cards I'm still looking for something that works with Nvidia but if video card installation is easy enough I'm willing to try something else.


  • Ian
    Ian admin
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    Greetings. What is the intended use of the PC and your overall budget?

  • Sorry for the long reply. I have a busy work life. So the answer both questions:
    1. This is supposedly a "gaming" PC from Best Buy so I want to turn this into more of a gaming PC then it is now. But I'm also trying to tread carefully. I have installed upgrades to my PCs in the past but I'm no expert and if I recall and I might as well ask is the upgrades is supposed to be as strong as the motherboard it can support? I'm asking because I keep thinking that too much power could fried a motherboard maybe?
    2. As for the budget overall I'm looking for a new power supply and possibly a better video card. One that can possibly do current gen stuff hopefully. So we'll just set the bar at $300 for now. Anything more than that and I'll see what I can do from there. Thank you.

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