Looking for upgrade recommendations

Feb 4, 2019
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Hello everyone,

I haven't done a cpu/motherboard upgrade in awhile so I've gotten a bit out of the loop. I use my pc mainly for gaming and I am currently running an AMD FX 8350 with a GTX 1060 6gb with 16gb of RAM. As you can probably imagine, my cpu is bottlenecking the GPU, a problem I wish to resolve with the upgrade.

With my GPU being my most recent upgrade I do not plan on replacing it any time soon. With that in mind, what is the best cpu I can get now that won't be bottlenecking my 1060? And maybe also gives me a bit of future proofing for whenever I decide to upgrade the 1060 down the road.

I have a budget of around $500 and with that I need a CPU, motherboard, and new RAM. The rest of my system will remain the same.

I did a little searching before posting and couldn't find any newer similar questions beyond 2017. Thanks everyone.
 

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Feb 4, 2019
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I know I said I had a $500 budget, but is the performance difference between the Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 5 2600 worth the roughly $100 price difference?
 
Feb 4, 2019
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Gotcha. Well thank you for the quick reply nonetheless. I may just go with the 2600 for now and set the extra aside for when I do upgrade the 1060 down the road. Got some time to think about it still!
 
Feb 3, 2019
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Try waiting until the 3XXX series Ryzen CPUs come out this year and see what the prices are for those, and with them coming out I would expect the prices of the 2nd gen chips to drop as well, so see if you can hold out for a little later in the year. for mobo I've got an Asus B350-F Gaming that I can't complain about, and I've got G.Skill Trident Z ram.
 

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