Help with upgrading old gaming PC

I can't play a lot of the new games anymore. So I need advice on how to upgrade my old system. I am getting all my parts from Micro Center since I built it there last time. I am keeping my large corsairs case, mouse, keyboard, hard drive, and monitor. Just need the internal stuff. I have limited funds: $800. Also like to expand into a SSD.  Thanks for your time.

16 gigs ram
windows 10 home edition 64 bit
intel core i7-2600k cpu @ 3.4ghz, 3401 Mhz, 4 cores, 8 logical processors
Asustek motherboard, Sobertooth P67 rev 1.xx
Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 Ti, Msi Twin Frozr 2
Corsairs  Case (large case)


  • TSTonyV
    TSTonyV ✭✭✭✭✭
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    edited July 2020
    Firs things first, have you registered your copy of Windows 10 to a Microsoft account? If not, you should do that because it'll make it easier to re-use your copy, even if you do a hardware change you'll still probably be able to reactive if its registered. 

    Second, what kind of PSU do you have? I assume it's probably at least 500W, and you should be able to re-use it if it's not been causing any issues. 

    With a budget of $800, you could pretty easily get a nice upgrade for your GPU as well as your CPU, though the CPU will have to come with a new motherboard and RAM. This is probably what I'd go with:

    The Ryzen 5 3600 is an all around great value, and you can pair it with a 2060 Super which will be a huge upgrade over a 560ti. If this is a little too close to your budget, you can drop down to a Ryzen 3 3300X for your CPU instead to leave a little more wiggle room, or switch out for a smaller SSD. The Ryzen 3 3300X is very similar to the i7-7700k from a few years ago if you want to get a good idea of what kind of performance to expect. 

  • Hecmanstar
    I got AX 850 Corsairs power supple
  • Ian
    Ian admin
    First Anniversary 5 Insightfuls 5 Likes 5 LOLs
    If it's an 850W, then you will have more than enough to run what Tony linked above. 
  • BubbleMax
    Ian said:
    If it's an 850W, then you will have more than enough to run what Tony linked above. 
    Thats probably one of the largest understatements of 2020 o.o @Hecmanstar could if they want go as far as a 2070 Super with a CPU upgrade  and still would probs have about 200 watts plus of power head room 
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