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HELP! Need help upgrading current computer!!

By olga14jan ·
What are my options?

Hi guys,

My current configuration is:

CPU: i5 4690K
Motherboard: MSI Z79 Guard PRO
RAM: Gskill 8GB
SS 970 Evo plus 500 GB
HD 4 TB WD Black
PSU: Corsair VS 550
Monitor: BenQ 2250-B, Highest resolution 1920X1080 (60Hz)

I am planning to play lastest games. But most of the time, I will be using the computer for editing (video, pictures) and for virtualization (VMware and Virtualbox). Also, for website development.

My current budget is around $ 600. So, please help me out on how to upgrade my current desktop.
Do I buy more powerful PSU? or
Do I buy a new graphic card? or
Do I buy a new monitor? or
Upgrade CPU, motherboard and RAM? If so, please suggest me a budget/new/more powerful CPU, motherboard and RAM combo.
Or any other suggestion would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance! I am waiting for your suggestion.

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First thing you need do is decide what you want to achieve.

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to HELP! Need help upgrading ...

That will point you as to what is necessary.

For instance if the unit is fast enough to do whatever editing you need then you don't really need to do anything at all but if you need better Video then the Graphic Card would be the starting point and so on.

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by olga14jan In reply to First thing you need do i ...

Any suggestion on which graphic card?

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All depends on what you need

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to thanks

You have the ability to setup a Crossfire Dispaly option if required with the Top End PCI X x16 Video Cards if you wanted to spend a couple of K on Video Cards it all depends on what you need as apposed to what you want.

Crosfire Video would be Great for games but a total waste of money for Video Editing though it may improve slightly the Video Rendering Experience depending on the software used to render the images.

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