Question Looking to upgrade cpu + maybe gpu

LukeWinship

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got an 8320 cpu with msi 970 mobo and nvidia 970 gpu, want to upgrade cpu and maybe the gpu but unsure on what to get.
any help appreciated
 

LukeWinship

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Your older FX CPU will hold you back in the majority of scenarios when paired with a current midrange GPU.

What is the make and model of PSU and what case do you have?

What is your maximum budget and country?
Probably gonna get shot for mentioning my PSU but its the corsair cs550m, case is massive, nzxt h440i
 

LukeWinship

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While older, the CS PSUs are pretty good.

Best value depends on budget. Generally, the Ryzen 5 2600 or Ryzen 5 3600 (3600=I7 8700k) are the best value.
You will need a new motherboard and DDR4 ram of cource.
I've only ever heard bad things about them to be honest, but mines done really well for me. I should also upgrade that too though, at this point I may aswell just start my build from scratch, what psu would you recommend?
 

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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor | £119.00 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard | MSI B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | £77.99 @ Amazon UK
Memory | Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | £75.59 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | £60.83 @ Amazon UK
Video Card | Palit GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB StormX OC Video Card | £252.99 @ Amazon UK
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £586.40
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-09 11:40 BST+0100 |
I'm not too fammiliar with CSM psus, but the specs seem good. 80+ gold, 512W on 12v rail, DC-DC, LLC resonant.
It is older tho.

You will need to reinstall windows when changing platform, so you might as well install it on a good ssd.
 
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