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    MonitorASUS VG249 144Hz FHD
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    Upgrading ROG G20AJ

    Hello people, i'm searching help and tips. About 7 years ago i bought this Asus Rog G20AJ that have the following specs:
    CPU: Intel i7-4790 3,60 GHz
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 970 4GB
    RAM: Samsung 16GB DDR3 1600MHz
    MOBO: h97-i/g20aj/dp
    STORAGE: 1HDD TB / 1SSD 256GB
    PSU:180W+230W(I think)
    Plus I have this monitor if can help: ASUS VG249 144Hz FHD

    Now, after so many times, i'm thinking for an upgrade but....it's a pre-built pc and I occured several problems: first of all I think i can't upgrade CPU becouse the socket is the 1150 LGA and the h97 chipset, my CPU is one of the best of this category in my research(if no,t please tell me); then i can't upgrade the RAM either since is already at is maximum and the mobo can fit only ddr3, the only things is to upgrade to an 1600MHz DDR3L RAM but it is worth?; MOBO is the main problem, can't change it becouse it is specific for the G20Aj case and it rule with is connections. So in the end i was wondering if I can upgrade my GPU to an RTX 3060 or 3070(and maybe change the HDD with a 2TB SSD). My questions, aside the phisical space, are: the CPU, if it is still good(I think yes) for handle a possible bottleneck, if RAM need indeed an upgrade too and if I can upgrade it to 32GB(2x16GB) and if the supply power of this pc is enough to keep everything on, unfortunatly i can't say what PSU I have, maybe is about 400W (if someone know the truth plese tell me).
    That's it, someone can help?

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    You don't need more memory for gaming and Intel CPUs haven't had a significant performance bump in many generations so you're probably fine there too. Your best bang for the buck would be the GPU and an SSD if you feel the spinning drive is too slow. You'll want to keep the power in the same ballpark or you're going to be looking for special high wattage power bricks. A 3060 would probably be a good fit for the rest of your hardware.
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