[SOLVED] Help! Old man trying to upgrade his gaming computer

Overlord1219

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Hi all, i'm not a very tech savvy person and with Christmas right around the corner I need help upgrading this current pc...i'm pretty unintelligent in this stuff with what works together and what not... Anyways I was wondering what computer parts should I upgrade FIRST in order? Just looking for some upgrades preferably not over $450 at the moment for I have to buy Christmas gifts. I was thinking my GPU does fine on video games, but I play many open-world games that seem to eat up ram and memory I think (ark survival, gta 5, kenshi, swtor, WoW,etc..). Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. (Parts I should upgrade first in order is what i am mostly looking for, for increased performance in games) Please tell me if I left anything out, thank you everyone have a great day...

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
CPU: AMD FX-8320E
PSU: EVGA 500 W1
RAM: 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3
HDD: 931GB TOSHIBA HDWD110 (SATA )
SSD2: 223GB PNY CS900 240GB SSD ATA Device (SATA (SSD))
Motherboard: ASRock 970M Pro3
Monitor: SamSung Syncmaster 2253LW - LCD Monitor - 21.6"
Case: NZXT H510 - Compact ATX Mid-Tower PC Gaming Case
Windows:
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COLGeek

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I would suggest it is time to install a modern CPU, motherboard, memory first. You can recycle the other parts to get a pretty decent rig built.

Something like this:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $185.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | ASRock X570M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $159.99 @ Newegg
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $79.99 @ Best Buy
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $435.97
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $425.97
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-30 10:58 EST-0500 |
 
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COLGeek

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I would suggest it is time to install a modern CPU, motherboard, memory first. You can recycle the other parts to get a pretty decent rig built.

Something like this:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $185.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | ASRock X570M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $159.99 @ Newegg
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $79.99 @ Best Buy
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $435.97
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $425.97
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-30 10:58 EST-0500 |
 
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Overlord1219

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May 28, 2016
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I would suggest it is time to install a modern CPU, motherboard, memory first. You can recycle the other parts to get a pretty decent rig built.

Something like this:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $185.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | ASRock X570M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $159.99 @ Newegg
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $79.99 @ Best Buy
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $435.97
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $425.97
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-30 10:58 EST-0500 |
Thank you for the response!
I will look at these parts right away! Could my 500watt PSU handle those... or should I possibly get a 550 or 600 one for those parts? Just to be safe, Thanks!
 

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