Question curious about which new processor to buy

Dec 4, 2019
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ok so this may seem like a stupid quesiton to some but i consider myself pretty smart when it comes to computers but for a while now ive needed to upgrade my processer and im unsure of which one to get. there are so many and im never sure which newer one to buy.
my current specs are
Operating System
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD FX-6300 Vishera 32nm Technology
RAM
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) (CPU 1) 29 °C
Graphics

2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Gigabyte)
Storage
931GB Seagate ST1000LM010-9YH146 ATA Device (SATA ) 28 °C
931GB Western Digital WDC WD1003FZEX-00MK2A0 ATA Device (SATA ) 35 °C
223GB OCZ-ARC100 ATA Device (SATA (SSD))

any help would greatly be appreciated. ive tried looking it up myself online and i get super confused.
 

RodroX

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Well most newer chips really want Windows 10.

Also Im not sure if this is for work or gaming, or both. Don't know what kind of budget you have so I will leave you with two options (the only diference will be the CPU):

OPTION 1

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Flare X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $249.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-04 18:55 EST-0500


OPTION 2

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($168.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Flare X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $418.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-04 18:54 EST-0500




You could save around $40~$69 on Option 2 by going with this motherboards instead: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/BHBhP6/msi-b450-gaming-plus-max-atx-am4-motherboard-b450-gaming-plus-max; or https://pcpartpicker.com/product/jcYQzy/msi-b450-tomahawk-max-atx-am4-motherboard-b450-tomahawk-max.

Cheers
 

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