Question AMD FX 6300 UPGRADE? HELP

Jul 27, 2021
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Hi guys, I know we have a lot experts in here, so I could use your opinion about making some changes to my current PC.
CPU : AMD FX 6300
GPU: RADEON RTX 580 8GB
RAM : DDR3 2X8GB
HDD: 1TB
SSD: 250GB
So I want to upgrade performance. Thanks
 
Hi guys, I know we have a lot experts in here, so I could use your opinion about making some changes to my current PC.
CPU : AMD FX 6300
GPU: RADEON RTX 580 8GB
RAM : DDR3 2X8GB
HDD: 1TB
SSD: 250GB
So I want to upgrade performance. Thanks
To get modern and you'll need motherboard, CPU, and memory. Your current HDD and SSD would probably do for the interim. Whether your PSU, CPU cooling and case need upgrading is impossible to say since you didn't list them.

Otherwise about all you can readily do is upgrade to an 8 core FX processor in the FX 8300 family and overclock to it's limits. But viability depends entirely on your motherboard, which you also did not disclose, as it needs a robust VRM to handle it's power demands. You'll also need an extremely capable CPU cooler.

Whether it's helpful is a question though since all that gets you is 2 more Bulldozer cores, which isn't saying much. Games need high single thread performance so two more cores won't help with that very much. "Productivity" or "creativity" tasks...like video transcoding or image rendering...use more cores at once and so would improve performance more but still be very poor compared to modern systems. It's really a bad upgrade choice and a waste of money.

If your motherboard is capable of it just overclock your 6300 to it's limits and get pretty much the same benefit as overclocking an FX8300 for gaming. You should be able to get 4.7Ghz or more with proper cooling on a capable motherboard. But it still won't be enough to play high FPS e-sports titles with the big boys.

So if you're ready to jump into a new system it will be motherboard, cpu, memory at least and possibly PSU. New case, CPU cooler, NVME drive and GPU depends on your budget. GPU's are awful expensive.
 
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maikutech

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It really depends on the brand and model number for, the hdd/ssd/ram, bring me those details and I will tell you what is doable on that am3+ cpu/mobo.
I will say having an ssd at 250gb is cutting it very close, if you were on the am4 socket mobo or lga 1151 socket, you could definently use this to help performance in games.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=western+digital+ssd&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
Also I use to have that cpu back in 2016, back then steam games were nipping at my 6300 cores, starting off with DB xenoverse 2 and other higher end games.
Valves current game list 2020/2021 need much more power to game well, so keep that in mind while doing tiny upgrades on your current machine

I highly recommend you look into a complete rebuild for a budget under 750.00 that way you will perform much better with your gpu/hdd/ssd-upgrade.

https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-B450-AORUS-PRO-WIFI/dp/B07FW85VFT/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=am4&qid=1627445114&refinements=p_n_feature_six_browse-bin:2057506011,p_n_feature_seven_browse-bin:10656895011&rnid=5657491011&s=pc&sr=1-5

This would be a very nice step up from that fx6300 and yes its under 200 bucks slightly used condition.
https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Ryzen-Processor-Wraith-Cooler/dp/B07B428V2L/ref=sr_1_10?crid=1DWOGEF1OZJQV&dchild=1&keywords=am4+ryzen+5&qid=1627445187&s=electronics&sprefix=am4+ryzen,electronics,177&sr=1-10

I recommend this as it has a very stable bracket system compared to half ass cooler master products. >_> also I use this on my core i5 9400f and have had zero issues with it for almost 8 months now.
https://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-Hydro-Liquid-Cooler-Radiator/dp/B079NXZQBC/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=corsair+water+cooler&qid=1627445326&s=electronics&sr=1-3
 
Depends on what you want to improve. A used i7-2600 or i7-3770 dell prebuilt will blow it out of the water and still be able to use the ram, storage and probably even the gpu with a mini-tower form factor and be well under $100.
 

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