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I need your opinion guys on PC upgrade

Hello there, I've traded a cheap motorbike to my cousin for a somewhat decent gaming rig (or so I think) as I don't have the wallet to buy one from scratch. This is what I got:

Motherboard: Asus 970 Pro Gaming/Aura
CPU: FX-8350 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V8 GTS
RAM: 32 GB Kingston HyperX FURY (4x8GB) 1866MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM - Black
Power Supply: EVGA 850 B3, 80+ BRONZE 850W, Fully Modular, EVGA ECO Mode
HDD: 1.25 TB ( 2x 3.5' 500GB WD 5600rpm and 1x 2.5' 250GB WD)

As of right now I have around $300 bucks as I just sold my PS4 to upgrade this. Keep in mind I have no CPU Case and a crappy old monitor (e-machines E182H) I also have an LCD TV (Vizio E420-A0) that I could use to plug in the PC if necessary. So I was thinking in getting a MSI GeForce GTX 1060 OC Armor 6GB which is around $300 bucks and just buy whatever cheapest CPU Case I could find. Is this the right move to make? I could also get a Gigabyte Geforce GTX 970 G1 Gaming 4GB a friend of mine is selling for $100 bucks less, $200 and spare that $100 on something else but what could I buy with $100 to improve my PC? Take in consideration I am not a money maker, so I am not going to have money to spend on this for the next 10 months or so, could be more or could be less. Or should I just simply keep the gtx 660 and upgrade some other things? although doing that will just get me stuck in poor V.Ram for the next year probably so I am not sure this is the right move. What do you guys think?

I am not sure this is important but I also have no gaming keyboard or mouse. I do have a regular keyboard and mouse but no extreme dpi or anything. I don't think this is important as I am not a hardcore gamer nor I play competitive games like Fortnite, LoL or PUBG. I am more into single player games which I end up playing with a controller or MMORPG. Games like Skyrim, FarCry 4 and 5, Dishonored 2, Borderlands, The Witcher 3, the rise of Tomb Raider. these are some of the games I would love to play. Do you think it matters if I have those gaming keyboards and mouses? all I know is I have $300, and I am leaning towards the gtx 1060 but I am not a geek so what would you spare my 300 on?

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Go with the gtx 970.
That will give you a nice bump in video power.

Look at that mishmash of disk you have.

Work at changing that to a 250GB ssd for the OS and apps.

A 1TB hdd for storage.....7200rpm.

Case.....leave that alone for now that's minor.

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Thank you!

Let's pretend I had the SSD, would you then recommend the gtx 1060? because somebody else told me that what I have right now is practically bad, that I should have 16GB of RAM, that I should sell the 850W for something smaller and that my processor was bad. For him my pc was garbage

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If you already have a ssd for the OS and apps then you put your budget into a gtx 1060 6GB.

So the direction to go will depend on what you have now.

What you have is old stuff.

That does not mean it won't work it just won't be as fast as modern stuff.

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Would you say?

I got an extra 100 selling some stuff, would you say I should invest this in getting a new m4 mobo and a processor maybe? but I am afraid I won't be able to use the 32 gb ram and the gtx 660 right? as they are for the m3 or am I wrong and they are compatible? maybe I should just start upgrading this step by step instead of investing money in old stuff, unless they aren't compatible then I am screwed as I would have no use for the new mobo and whatever else I get hehe

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What is this m3 and m4 stuff?

If you change the mobo there is a good chance you will need to buy a new OS license.

Don't go there.

Get a can of compressed air and a small brush and give the innards a good cleaning.

Heatsinks and fans nice and clean.

Don't forget to give the psu a few shots of air from both directions.

Are you trying to get this machine to run well or are you looking for bragging rights with your friends?

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I think you're right about the GPU.

Post was last edited on May 25, 2018 4:27 PM PDT

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Thanks for the answer

So your opinion is to go ahead and get the gtx 1060? wheter I get it from that youtube video or my seller, you're set that my compenents are right and all I need is the GPU?

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Why I think you're rigth

Is there's a budget and to help you along I gave a link to show the speed hike.

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