Upgrade hardware for gaming

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Hello, I haven't been up to date on computers since 2008-09. But I bought this used computer cheap just to have something to start with, it works okay for gaming but I definitely will upgrade it in nearest future. But as I said I've been missing out on a lot the latest years. so if someone could give me a few clues to what is still useful in this and what should be upgraded next for gaming please give me some advice.
Summary
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i7 960 @ 3.20GHz 46 °C
Bloomfield 45nm Technology
RAM
12,0GB Triple-Channel DDR3 @ 539MHz (8-8-8-20)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. X58A-UD7 (Socket 1366) 36 °C
Graphics
BenQ GL2250 (1920x1080@60Hz)
1279MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 (Gigabyte) 45 °C
Storage
931GB SAMSUNG HD103SJ ATA Device (SATA ) 27 °C
465GB SAMSUNG HD502HJ ATA Device (SATA ) 27 °C
107GB OCZ-VERTEX2 3.5 ATA Device (SATA (SSD)) 30 °C
Optical Drives
SAMSUNG DVDWBD SH-B083L ATA Device
Audio
NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM)
 
Also got a Cooler Master Silent Pro 850W power supply.
 
Cheers for any answer.
-Eric


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I agree I do a lot of gaming myself and you spec are close if not a bit better than what I am using now. The only area lacking is your video card. Personally I prefer the NVIDIA brand of video cards. Go with a minimum 4gig and if you budget allows a larger I’d go for it if you intend on 4k or full graphic features like a GeForce 1080 model

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  • Subhendu Sen
    If you did mean, 4K gaming, the current configuration is actually more performance. But an upgrade to 8th generation thread processor should give more enhancement for 4K gaming.
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  • bhannah
    Without actually seeing the system, and knowing the system board would support it, the only things that I would is get a better video card that has more memory and verifying that it would support a 4k monitor and adding more memory to the system board. You have a sufficient power supply, but without doing some more research I do not know if the system board bus will support a more powerful video card.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Moreover, it is better to discuss with an expert and tell that person of your system's details. She/he can help you to understand this issue and can help you a lot. However, matching parts are more preferable, to run the system with faster and utilizing its total resources.
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