Question Been out of the pc scene for a while, need help

Gokuden7117

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Its been foreever since I've built a pc(early 2000's) and need a bit of expertiese. Looked at a few sites and I think i know witch way to go but wanted a bit of input. My current(older) computer is a fx-6350 cpu based with am3 socket along wither 4x4gb ripjaw ram(970a-ud3p mobo), and it playes pretty well with most games but i cam across a i7-7700k intel with a ga-z270x-ultra gaming mobo in the garbage and was mainly wondering how much better performance id get over my current setup? Also could i slap my ddr3 ram into this apparently ddr4 ram mobo and would it work? I though i was getting the hang of the amd lingo but apparently not, idk wtf any of this ryzen etc. names are. please help an old fart,lol Oh, also, my gpu is a poopy 750gtx 2gb if that matters.... i have a gtx 660 too.. idk witch i should go with that also. just want something to decently play most games(even though i play mostly backups of my old console games)
 

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Quite a lot of improvement. The FX CPUs always had serious problems in gaming; one could see this when AMD's successor, Ryzen, had entry-level chips that were better gamers than their top-of-the-line FX chips. FX CPUs were losing to 2012/2013 i5s, FX vs. a 2017 i7 is a cakewalk for the Intel.

A 7700k/z270 motherboard would be a major upgrade. You cannot, however, use DDR3 RAM; you'd need to buy DDR4 RAM. They're incompatible.

The GTX 660 will be faster than a GTX 750 and even a 750 Ti. An x50 GPU did not surpass the GTX 660 until the GTX 950. Though make sure you have a decent power supply; GTX 660 needed supplementary power and if you don't have a quality power supply, using the 750 Ti (as long as it's not one of the overclocked ones that need supplementary power) is safer.
 

Gokuden7117

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Quite a lot of improvement. The FX CPUs always had serious problems in gaming; one could see this when AMD's successor, Ryzen, had entry-level chips that were better gamers than their top-of-the-line FX chips. FX CPUs were losing to 2012/2013 i5s, FX vs. a 2017 i7 is a cakewalk for the Intel.

A 7700k/z270 motherboard would be a major upgrade. You cannot, however, use DDR3 RAM; you'd need to buy DDR4 RAM. They're incompatible.

The GTX 660 will be faster than a GTX 750 and even a 750 Ti. An x50 GPU did not surpass the GTX 660 until the GTX 950. Though make sure you have a decent power supply; GTX 660 needed supplementary power and if you don't have a quality power supply, using the 750 Ti (as long as it's not one of the overclocked ones that need supplementary power) is safer.
I apreciate the rapid response. Like I said its been a long time since i've delt with anything pc, but i've come across alot of pc stuff from college kids tossing them in the trash,lol. I guess what ill do is use what i just found and buy from there, like ddr4 ram etc. this i7 did com liquid cooled and the case it is/was in is huge with alot of fans. guess it'll just take time to fix/re-connect <Mod Edit> and the worst part, wait a billion years to re-install windows,lol
 
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btw lol trying to play red dead 2 on this setup sucks. i know its cpu limited, bout 25fps regardless of graphics setting lol so hopefully ill see an improvement after this "free" upgrade" ;)
 

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It will certainly be improved, but do note that the GPU is below the minimum requirements for the game, so there will still be significant limitations.
i know man. but like i said, i got all this hardware for free! But i pay for software though, i got gifted red dead 2 fro my nephew through steam a while back. so far pretty badass even at 22-28fps,lol. i think ill start over after i get this new equipment in order. I just bout a 4gb geforce whatever off craigslist for $25 so hopefully thatll help too! ;)
 

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i know man. but like i said, i got all this hardware for free! But i pay for software though, i got gifted red dead 2 fro my nephew through steam a while back. so far pretty badass even at 22-28fps,lol. i think ill start over after i get this new equipment in order. I just bout a 4gb geforce whatever off craigslist for $25 so hopefully thatll help too! ;)
What was the exact GPU? I can't imagine a $25 used GPU actually being an upgrade on a GTX 660.
 

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