Outdated PC Specs, Advice on starting my rebuild

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I currently am running on a PC with some older and outdated hardware and would like some advice on the path I should take when starting my rebuild. Of course I don't have the money to buy everything up front or I wouldn't be on here taking advice and asking some questions from you professionals. Also, I've been out of the game for years and been busy with work and other things so please just try and not judge or hate on my hardware or specs. Just trying to get back into the game with the right stuff and want to buy them in the order of importance based on what I'm currently running. Thanks and all the help is appreciated!

CPU: Ryzen 3 2200G Quad-Core @ 3.7GHz Boost Clock
GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970 4G @1455 MHz Boost Clock
Motherboard: Gigabyte A320M
RAM: 8GB DDR4
PSU: EVGA 500w Bronze
Storage 128GB SSD
 
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I currently am running on a PC with some older and outdated hardware and would like some advice on the path I should take when starting my rebuild. Of course I don't have the money to buy everything up front or I wouldn't be on here taking advice and asking some questions from you professionals. Also, I've been out of the game for years and been busy with work and other things so please just try and not judge or hate on my hardware or specs. Just trying to get back into the game with the right stuff and want to buy them in the order of importance based on what I'm currently running. Thanks and all the help is appreciated!

CPU: Ryzen 3 2200G Quad-Core @ 3.7GHz Boost Clock
GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970 4G @1455 MHz Boost Clock
Motherboard: Gigabyte A320M
RAM: 8GB DDR4
PSU: EVGA 500w Bronze
Storage 128GB SSD
What is your monitor resolution, what country are you located, what is your budget and will you be gaming with this PC?
 
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My monitor is fine I have a Alienware AW2720HF 240Hz. I'm in the US and my budget is around $1000 or so. I don't mind paying more over time. It was a custom built PC I bought back in the day and didn't care too much about what was on the inside at the time, and with all these next gen consoles coming out and newer games I decided it was time to rebuild. I'm new to PCs as I was an avid console player. So without spending a bunch of money upfront what are some components I have that anyone would immediately ditch?
 
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My monitor is fine I have a Alienware AW2720HF 240Hz. I'm in the US and my budget is around $1000 or so. I don't mind paying more over time. It was a custom built PC I bought back in the day and didn't care too much about what was on the inside at the time, and with all these next gen consoles coming out and newer games I decided it was time to rebuild. I'm new to PCs as I was an avid console player. So without spending a bunch of money upfront what are some components I have that anyone would immediately ditch?
Graphic card prices are at an all time high atm due to a combination of the extreme chip shortage along with the internet mining craze.

https://www.newegg.com/black-phanteks-eclipse-p400a-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811854085
Phanteks Eclipse P400A $74.99

Exhaust fan for that case.

https://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-ACFAN00119A-P12-Black-Pressure-Optimized/dp/B07GB5JRTZ/
ARCTIC P12 PWM - 120mm 4-Pin Case Fan $7.00

https://www.newegg.com/super-flower-leadex-iii-sf-550f14hg-550w/p/1HU-024C-00008
Super Flower Leadex III 550W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $69.99

https://www.amazon.com/MSI-MAG-B560M-Bazooka-Motherboard/dp/B08WBY8Q5V/
MSI MAG B560M Bazooka $139.95

https://www.ebay.com/itm/333951294535
Intel Core i5-11400F $209.30

DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX GTE V2 Black CPU Air Cooler $39.99

https://www.amazon.com/TEAMGROUP-T-Force-Vulcan-3200MHz-Desktop/dp/B07T637L7T/
TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan Z DDR4 3200MHz 16GB Kit (2x8GB) CL16 $54.97

https://www.newegg.com/western-digital-blue-sn550-nvme-1tb/p/N82E16820250135
WD Blue SN550 NVMe M.2 2280 1TB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 3D NAND Internal SSD $83.99

https://www.ebay.com/itm/115096023580
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC GAMING 12GB GDDR6 Graphics Card $709.71

Total: $1390

https://www.newegg.com/super-flower-leadex-iii-bronze-sf-650r14he-650w/p/1HU-024C-00017
Super Flower Leadex III Bronze PRO 650W 80+ Bronze Modular Power Supply $89.99

https://stockx.com/nvidia-evga-geforce-rtx-3060-ti-xc-gaming-8gb-graphics-card-08g-p5-3663-kl
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti XC GAMING 8GB LHR Graphics Card $867.72

Total: $1568

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B560M-BAZOOKA

http://www.phanteks.com/Eclipse-P400A.html

Reviews of that cpu with benchmarks.

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/intel-core-i5-11400f-processor-review,1.html

 
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