CPU i7-4770k (OC to 4GHz)
GPU RX 480 4GB
PSU beQuiet! 700W
MOBO MSI Z87-G43
I'm waiting for new GPUs and 9th gen consoles to drop before I upgrade and I'm just a bit worried that the age of my system might not make it worth investing anything else into it, especially if I consider VR a few years from now (after graduation).
It holds up fine for productivity (to my standard) and I mostly play older games which it blasts through but it's definitely struggling with modern games while I stream to the point I'm lowering some of them to 720p (although I do blame the absolute state of the game industry for that). I was considering just a GPU upgrade as I read the 5700 has a good encoder and I do use my current GPU's encoder with FFMPEG/VAAPI . I know it's always better to start a new build but if all I really need is a new GPU and possibly a new AMD CPU I'd like to wring even more out of this if I can. The system has served me really well so far and despite my gunk gable management and tower placement I've never had thermal issues.
Also any advice on general upgrades/replacements is welcome. Have at it.