PC Upgrade / New Gamer advice needed

Nov 6, 2022
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Hi Guys,

Im pretty new to the art of building PC's and PC gaming as a whole. However, I did buy a PC (maybe 3 yrs ago) for gaming and would like to update/get more serious/learn more knowledge about the parts and process as whole. Current build below

Radeon RX470
GDDR5 16 gb
MSI Z270

Why Are You Upgrading: I want to see what my options are, what steps to take when thinking of upgrading components or building in general

Budget: Hopefully ill be able to sell some of my old components to use towards new/used upgrades? Depending on what needs upgraded first, I would say my starting budget for any component would be $200-400

Approximate Purchase Date: No set date in mind hoping to find the best deals on the best components eventually

Use Case: Gaming, streaming videos

Parts to Upgrade:
Which ever way would be most efficient over time.. I would like make incremental upgrades instead of one big splash

Are you buying a monitor: probably not I have one already, see below

Your Monitor Resolution and desired frame rate: Current monitor is ASUS VG245H 1920 x 1080

Preferred Website(s) for Parts? Newgg , Amazon - basically just somewhere reliable . Also heard Mercari was good to check out

Parts Preferences:
No preference

Overclocking: Eventually, but I would have to find out exactly what it means/ does. I have a general idea, but nowhere near enough to know what im doing

Additional Comments: thank you everyone in advance!
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Nov 6, 2022
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Welcome to the forum :)

A part from the obvious reasons, is there any disadvantage to buying used?
1. Status of market: eBay is more reliable than a personal ad from 1,000 KM away.
2. How you pay: some means offer protection to purchasers.
3. Status of seller: Power Users or Super Sellers with 95%+ ratings from over 1,000 customers are a safer bet than a personal ad from 1,000 KM away.
4. Component: a case should be safer to buy than a power supply—ie any parts which wear out with use are a bigger risk than those which don't.
5. Price: this is probably one of your 'obvious reasons', but handing over $1,000 via wire transfer is a lot more risky than paying $10 via PayPal or credit card.

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