Question Help with upgrade

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Hello everyone, I'm here looking for advice on what components to upgrade next. I built my pc from scratch less than 2 years ago I believe, I didn't know much, asked some friends for advice and tried to make a budget build. Screwed up here and there but eventually got my pc together, could play pretty much anything on high settings with AA AF and v-sync off but now I feel I can try to invest and get it better. Was mainly considering getting a better case with more fans and a decent 500gb ssd but I believe that my motherboard is holding me back because it has no overclock capability.I mainly play pubg and apex, what would be the most efficient upgrade for me?

Here are my specs:

B250M Pro-vd (ms-7a74)

PSU:evga 450b 80+ bronze 450w

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7600K CPU @ 3.80GHz

Msi Radeon RX 580 Series 8 gb

DDr4 kingston 2133MHz 8gb dual channel ram

SSD kingston Suv400s37120g 128gb

Western Digital blue 5400 rpm


Thanks so much in advance for your input. have a great day
 

liamwhalley20

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I'd upgrade the psu, motherboard and ram personally, 16gb of ram will give you more breathing space for gaming plus with a z motherboard you can then overclock and squeeze more performance out of that cpu
 
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I'd upgrade the psu, motherboard and ram personally, 16gb of ram will give you more breathing space for gaming plus with a z motherboard you can then overclock and squeeze more performance out of that cpu
I've seen People argue that it wouldn't be worth investing on a 7th gen mobo, but what do you honestly think? Cause upgrading the Motherboard would be my top choice atm
 

WildCard999

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May.

PCPartPicker Part List

Storage: Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($109.00 @ B&H)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($73.14 @ B&H)
Total: $182.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-23 08:59 EDT-0400


June.
Memory for current motherboard & platform upgrade (Ryzen performs much better with fast memory). Sell your current memory.

PCPartPicker Part List

Memory: Team - T-Force Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg Business)
Total: $74.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-23 09:00 EDT-0400


July.

Ryzen 3rd Gen CPU.

X570 or B450 Motherboard (with updated BIOS)

August or later.

GPU upgrade, to make it worthwhile I'd go RTX 2060/2070 or better also including AMD Equivilent (RX 30XX series?). After the GPU upgrade I'd consider a monitor upgrade if your currently at 1080P.
 
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hftvhftv

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May.

PCPartPicker Part List

Storage: Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($109.00 @ B&H)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($73.14 @ B&H)
Total: $182.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-23 08:59 EDT-0400


June.
Memory for current motherboard & platform upgrade (Ryzen performs much better with fast memory). Sell your current memory.

PCPartPicker Part List

Memory: Team - T-Force Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg Business)
Total: $74.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-23 09:00 EDT-0400


July.

Ryzen 3rd Gen CPU.

X570 or B450 Motherboard (with updated BIOS)

August or later.

GPU upgrade, to make it worthwhile I'd go RTX 2060/2070 or better also including AMD Equivilent (RX 30XX series?). After the GPU upgrade I'd consider a monitor upgrade if your currently at 1080P.
I'd agree with this upgrade path, there isn't much you can do with the 7th gen series of Intel CPUs, as the motherboards aren't compatible with 8/9th generation CPUs. The 3rd gen Ryzen CPUs are going to support PCI-Express 4.0, and will have increased core counts, with a 7nm die shrink, which will at the very least force Intel to once again either drop their own prices or increase core counts drastically.
 
May 23, 2019
17
0
10
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May.

PCPartPicker Part List

Storage: Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($109.00 @ B&H)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($73.14 @ B&H)
Total: $182.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-23 08:59 EDT-0400


June.
Memory for current motherboard & platform upgrade (Ryzen performs much better with fast memory). Sell your current memory.

PCPartPicker Part List

Memory: Team - T-Force Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg Business)
Total: $74.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-23 09:00 EDT-0400


July.

Ryzen 3rd Gen CPU.

X570 or B450 Motherboard (with updated BIOS)

August or later.

GPU upgrade, to make it worthwhile I'd go RTX 2060/2070 or better also including AMD Equivilent (RX 30XX series?). After the GPU upgrade I'd consider a monitor upgrade if your currently at 1080P.
You're the man, thank you so much for the help
 

WildCard999

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Yes all of those are compatible with your current motherboard. For the memory when you enable XMP in the BIOS it will run at 2400mhz instead of 3200mhz as that's the max speed the motherboard supports but it's not a issue as memory speeds make little difference in gaming for Intel.
 

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