Question Biggest performance bottleneck for my system?

justinbower

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I built (with much help from these forums, thanks!) a budget system that could also do some light, non-4k gaming (so far somewhat older games like Battlefield 1 and Red Dead Redemption 2, as well as really older stuff). Looking forward to an upgrade path, which component do you think would be most advantageous to replace first; i.e. which is likely to be a bottleneck/limiting factor first?
  1. CPU - Ryzen 5 2600X
  2. Motherboard - Asrock B450M Pro4
  3. Memory - 16 gb Team Vulcan Z 3200
  4. Storage (1 Corsair P1 ultra m.2 NVME pCIE @ 512gb; 1 Sk Hynix Gold S31 1TB 2.5 Sata 3SSD; 1 3TB old hard drive for media storage)
  5. Graphics - Sapphire Nitro+ RX 580 8GB
  6. PSU - Corsair CX650
Any advice greatly appreciated. I don't have a current need for upgrade, but am always keeping an eye out for deals, and would like to focus on the item of most necessary upgrade. (to note, I know there is a standard "upgrade" request template, but in reading it, it didn't seem to fit what I was asking..i.e. I'm not asking for specific recommendations on parts., just general advice on upgrade path)
 
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justinbower

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Your rig seems to be pretty evenly balanced for now. Since this is gaming centric, I would look for a better GPU first. Maybe in the region of 5700xt or 2070.
Thanks! It gets pretty poor results on 3dmark (like 4800s on Time Spy) , but seems to chew through games like Battelfield 1 at full settings (not 4K) with at least 70 fps consistently. Looks like I should have splurged on a better card.
 

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