Upgrade hardware for gaming

5 pts.
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.
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Intel Core i7 960 @ 3.20GHz 46 °C
Bloomfield 45nm Technology
12,0GB Triple-Channel DDR3 @ 539MHz (8-8-8-20)
Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. X58A-UD7 (Socket 1366) 36 °C
BenQ GL2250 (1920x1080@60Hz)
1279MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 (Gigabyte) 45 °C
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
NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM)
Also got a Cooler Master Silent Pro 850W power supply.
Cheers for any answer.

Software/Hardware used:

Answer Wiki

Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.

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

Discuss This Question: 3  Replies

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.
  • 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.
    141,200 pointsBadges:
  • 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.
    4,590 pointsBadges:
  • 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.
    141,200 pointsBadges:

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

To follow this tag...

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.

Thanks! We'll email you when relevant content is added and updated.


Share this item with your network: