Question good budget upgrade

DMAN999

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I had a GTX 1060 3 GB in my Ryzen 2600 rig and upgraded to an MSI 1660 Ti Armor OC and the difference was amazing on my 1080p / 60 Hz monitor playing AAA single player games.

Just FYI, I have since upgraded to a Ryzen 3700x with an MSI RTX 2060 Super Armor OC and this rig is even more amazing for the games I play. ;)
 

ayoubiee

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What an interesting name right there!!! Yeah I know, it's a typo and I am a 35year old immature guy!

Jokes aside, we need your current specs, including make and model of your PSU. Also what games you would like to play, at what resolution, what refresh rate and at what settings should we aim for.
hahahaahahh my bad. well here a my specs

cpu: ryzen 5 1500x
gpu: gtx 1060 3gb superclocked
ram: 16gb ddr4 3000mhz
psu: cooler master B600 600watt
moba: asrock b350
hdd and an ssd
case: cooler master masterbox lite 5

I am playing call of duty, total war warhammer 2, apex legends, battlefield etc

if there is something else I must upgrade pls let me know
 
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What is your budget?
What kinds of games do you play.
Fast action games will benefit most from a graphics upgrade.
CPU limited games such as sims, mmo and strategy games not so much.
Try this simple test to assess how much benefit you would get from a stronger card:

Run YOUR games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
This makes the graphics card loaf a bit.
If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
If your FPS stays the same, you are likely more cpu limited.

Your 600w psu will be the limiter on how strong an upgrade you can use.
Your psu is not the highest quality, so I would not push it. There are many cards that do not need more power than what you are now using.
Here is a handy chart:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

Here is Tom's gpu hierarchy chart:
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html

Pick a upgrade that is significant or you may be disappointed if you do not see significant results.
I might think that one of the GTX1660 super/ti cards would be reasonable.
 
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ayoubiee

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Your PSU is not of a good quality so I wouldn't use it with a new GPU. I suggest you upgrade your PSU together with your GPU.

You still hasn't answered the second part of my post (games, resolution, etc)
I did. here "I am playing call of duty, total war warhammer 2, apex legends, battlefield etc" on 1080p
 

ayoubiee

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What is your budget?
What kinds of games do you play.
Fast action games will benefit most from a graphics upgrade.
CPU limited games such as sims, mmo and strategy games not so much.
Try this simple test to assess how much benefit you would get from a stronger card:

Run YOUR games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
This makes the graphics card loaf a bit.
If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
If your FPS stays the same, you are likely more cpu limited.

Your 600w psu will be the limiter on how strong an upgrade you can use.
Your psu is not the highest quality, so I would not push it. There are many cards that do not need more power than what you are now using.
Here is a handy chart:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

Here is Tom's gpu hierarchy chart:
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html

Pick a upgrade that is significant or you may be disappointed if you do not see significant results.
I might think that one of the GTX1660 super/ti cards would be reasonable.
I did what you said and I can tell its not the cpu that is holding me back.
 

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