Best CPU to upgrade to?

AnEliteBadger

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Sorry i'm not that good with this stuff. I have a gigabyte ga-78lmt-usb3. What would be the best compatible cpu to update to, with a budget of 300$.
 

WildCard999

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There's no CPU I'd recommend for a older FX motherboard. For $300 I'd go with this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($178.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B360M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($65.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: ADATA - XPG GAMMIX D10 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $324.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-13 19:42 EDT-0400

[/Edit:b] It's much better then your current CPU.
http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-8400-vs-AMD-FX-8320/3939vs1983

Or if you prefer AMD.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($175.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.90 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Team - T-Force Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($95.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $341.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-13 19:59 EDT-0400
 

drinkingcola86

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As the others have said, I wouldn't look at any chip on the FX series any more. The chip while has been updated and has had some increases in performance, is now only on par with an I7 2700. I would honestly look at the Ryzen boards since AMD has said that they are keeping the socket until 2020 which is going to give you some other options to upgrade with.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($160.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($90.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $324.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-13 20:11 EDT-0400
 

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