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CPU upgrade Suggestions

regi94

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Hi guys,

I apologise if this question has been asked 1000x before but i'm looking for a little bit of advice on what CPU to upgrade to.

I currently have the below specs:

CPU : AMD FX - 8350
MB: MSI 990FXA Gaming
RAM : 16GB DDR4 HyperX Fury (1600MHz)
GPU: GTX 1080 (massive bottle neck going on due to my current CPU)
PSU: Corsair CX600

I use my PC for gaming mainly. Any help would be appreciated, Thanks.

 
Here's a good build just in case you ever want to do more than just game on your PC.

PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Fpv24C
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Fpv24C/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£274.90 @ Alza)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard (£89.97 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£134.80 @ Alza)
Total: £499.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-17 00:05 BST+0100

Good price too.

If you want the best performance for gaming and don't care about anything else then...

PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4r6f2R
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4r6f2R/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£298.98 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler (£74.99 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME Z270-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£149.27 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£134.80 @ Alza)
Total: £658.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-17 00:10 BST+0100
 
Here are your options that I'd consider.

From best to worst for gaming.. Core i7 7700K/Core i7 7700/Core i5 7600K/Ryzen 5 1600x/Ryzen 5 1600

If I wanted something cheap I'd look at Ryzen 5 1600. If price didn't matter so much then the Core i7 7700K is the best option.

I, however, do not know your budget.

Also there's the used market. There are Core i7 4770k's selling for less than $240 on ebay right now. It's still a viable option if you need to save money.
 

rgd1101

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budget?
 

regi94

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Oct 25, 2012
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Hi,

Thanks for getting back to me, my budget is around £650-£700 but this includes a new motherboard and DDR4 RAM that i will need to purchase.

Thanks
 
Here's a good build just in case you ever want to do more than just game on your PC.

PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Fpv24C
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Fpv24C/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£274.90 @ Alza)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard (£89.97 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£134.80 @ Alza)
Total: £499.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-17 00:05 BST+0100

Good price too.

If you want the best performance for gaming and don't care about anything else then...

PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4r6f2R
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4r6f2R/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£298.98 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler (£74.99 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME Z270-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£149.27 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£134.80 @ Alza)
Total: £658.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-17 00:10 BST+0100
 

regi94

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Oct 25, 2012
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Thanks for your help, going to look at the 7700k and the more expensive option.
 

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