Hello, I built this PC about 2 years ago and I have around 200$ to upgrade with, I was wanting to know what should I upgrade first, and in the near future.
I use this PC for gaming and as a media viewer, I don't play any crazy hardware requiring games just basic things like CS:GO, NewZ, and H1z1.
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+
Ram: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3-1600
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 ATX Mid Tower
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional
SSD... Really, just get an SSD...
What monitor are you using?
Personally this is what I would do
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core - Still has plety of life in it
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Still has plety of life in it
Ram: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3-1600 Still has plety of life in it
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB - I could never have just 500GB but then I8'm a content creator, so if this is sufficient then keep it, an SSD for your OS would Definely help though!
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB - Try selling and getting an R9 290 or a GTX 960 for a nice performance boost?
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 ATX Mid Tower - Still has plety of life in it
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional - Still has plety of life in it
Just some suggestions, though looks ok from here.
You could probably get an 8 core (if the board can support it and you don't have an interest in overclocking it).
I would get an SSD. You could get one for just a boot drive or have it do boot + storage. Either way you should definately get an SSD for at least boot. You don't need to blow a bunch of money on one as a 64 gig ADATA one would work for just a boot drive.
I might get 4 more gigs of ram just to be above 8 because..... why not. Good to have some then top out, I guess.
Some case fans are always a great buy. Better to have positive air preassure than almost none at all :D
If you're not happy with that GPU you might be able to get a 380 or something. CPU might be a bottle neck though so you might want to check that before doing anything.
2x 21.5" 1080p AOC monitors
I agree with this in addition to mine, maybe just spending the money on maintenance like dusting out your case replacing old fans etc.. if the performance is still good for you
It was on sale for like 30$ , and I got a External HHD to but I think ima invest in a SSD
Hmm Seems like a great choice and how would I move my Os onto the SSD?
Well, as the others have said, it all have a lot of life ahead of it...
Best you can do is just get an SSD... 45$ for 120GB Adata or something... No need to go overkill with expensive stuff... You will benefit hugely with something like this
Keep saving and buy a new platform entirely when you need the grunt or grab a ssd now to store the OS and a few games/apps.
With the titles you list there is very little point in grabbing a new gpu or upgrading to an 8 core.
Maybe an SSD, otherwise not much reason to upgrade, and there isn't much you could do with 200 bucks
Maybe get a 144hz display for a bit more at 269
Or buy a different case like the HAF XB EVO
I personally would do a clean install after backing everything up. Makes it all a lot easier and a fresh install gets rid of any crud that was filling it up. There are ways to transfer an install though, but I'm not sure how to exactly do that.
So save up and sell this and build a new one completely?
G2460VQ6 is freesync 75Hz... Better go with that when it comes out and save for freesync GPU...
You can clone your hard drive with something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-External-Duplicator-Function-EC-HDD2/dp/B00IKC14OG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1445819345&sr=8-1&keywords=Hard+drive+clone
But you'll need an SSD of the same size or bigger if you want to migrate everything. The other option is you can just remove everything except the OS and in theory a 120 GB would be fine for cloning, but I'm not a 100% on this.
Edit: You can get an SSD for about $160 from crucial. http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00RQA6M5Y/?tag=pcpapi-20
So in total you would spend about $197
um no... TN... Same as G2206VWQ6, just 24". TN, low blue light, bla bla bla, 45-75 Hz freesync range...
But a TN panel totally isn't worth it unless you're getting 144hz with it, and the one I linked supports free-sync up to 144hz