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I have a velocity micro pc, and I really love it and have been mostly satisfied with it's performance. But this machine is 3 years old and sometimes has some minor issues with newer games. Just a bit of frame skipping here and there, or having to lower graphical quality to make it run smoother. I want to start upgrading it but I'm not exactly sure what should be the first thing to upgrade (I can't do it all in one go, financially). I'm pretty pleased with the graphical quality it can produce, my main priority is having things run faster/smoother.
Here are my system specs:
Velocity Micro Edge Z40
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU: Intel Core i5 3450 @ 3.10GHz Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
RAM: 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 802MHz (9-9-9-28)
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. P8Z77-V LK (LGA1155)
Graphics: BenQ VW2430 ([email protected]) 1023MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti (EVGA)
Storage: 931GB Seagate ST1000DM003-9YN162 ATA Device (SATA)
Some recommendations for actual hardware is appreciated but not required. I just don't know what I should upgrade first, second, third, etc. I've looked over the resources listed and still can't discern which upgrades take priority over others in this scenario
thanks in advance! :)
edit: also when do you need to upgrade a power supply???