Question Looking to upgrade, need advice on building

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I'm looking to upgrade my current build so that I am able to get 300+ fps consistently in Valorant and CS:GO.
I have a budget of around £500-£550 and was looking at a Ryzen 7 3700X but i'm not entirely sure yet, I need a new case too.

Here's my current build:
CPU: i5 6600 Stock Cooler
Mobo: ASUS H170M-E D3
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1333mhz
PSU: EVGA G2 SUPERNOVA 550W

Any ideas? Is it possible to push 300+ fps with this kind of budget?
 
definitelly upgrade the CPU
Valorant and CSGO and first person shooters,which use your cpu way more than your gpu.
3700X would be a huge upgrade,but see if you can grab your hands on a 5600X instead.
Have you choosen the motherboard?
Also i advise you to upgrade your ram,since 2666mhz you currently have is not enough for a RYZEN cpu.
 
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Any specific recommendations when it comes to the Mobo and the RAM?
I haven't chosen the motherboard yet as i'm not exactly knowledgeable on the current gen stuff.
I was thinking about doing a 3700X, with a ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F and i'm unsure of what RAM to get.
Would any DDR4 suffice? Or is there something specific I should go for?
 
With high end ryzen,which both 3700X and 5600X are,you want to aim at speeds higher than 3000mhz.
If it were me i would go for a 2x8gb 3600mhz cl16 kit at least ,something like this .
For the motherboard,although many people hate on the B450-F for some reason,might be a tik tok trend,i dont see any huge problems with it.
Although the B450 chipset is good,you might wanna look at some B550 motherboards for 3700X/5600X.
Preferably you want pcie gen 4.0 support,which new graphics card like 6000 series from amd or 3000 series from nvidia are based on.
Those cards can run on pcie gen 3.0 with no huge difference,but you can easily find b550 boards in the same price range as b450 ones,such as this
so why not go for it?
 
Here's another option to consider.

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ud-intel-z490-s-1200-ddr4-sata3-2x-m2-crossfire-gbe-usb-32-gen2-atx
Gigabyte Intel Z490 UD ATX Motherboard £119.99

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-10400f-s-1200-comet-lake-6-cores-12-threads-29ghz-43ghz-turbo-12mb-cache-65w
Intel Hex Core i5 10400F Core i5 Comet Lake CPU £139.99

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/16gb-(2x8gb)-corsair-ddr4-vengeance-lpx-black-pc4-25600-(3200)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-16-18-18-36-xm
16GB (2x8GB) Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LPX Black, PC4-25600 (3200), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 16-18-18-36, XMP 2.0, 1.35V £74.99

 
Here's another option to consider.

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ud-intel-z490-s-1200-ddr4-sata3-2x-m2-crossfire-gbe-usb-32-gen2-atx
Gigabyte Intel Z490 UD ATX Motherboard £119.99

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-10400f-s-1200-comet-lake-6-cores-12-threads-29ghz-43ghz-turbo-12mb-cache-65w
Intel Hex Core i5 10400F Core i5 Comet Lake CPU £139.99

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/16gb-(2x8gb)-corsair-ddr4-vengeance-lpx-black-pc4-25600-(3200)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-16-18-18-36-xm
16GB (2x8GB) Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LPX Black, PC4-25600 (3200), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 16-18-18-36, XMP 2.0, 1.35V £74.99

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-carbide-series-175r-rgb-black-mid-tower-pc-case-w-tempered-glass-window-atx-microatx-mini-it
Corsair Carbide 175R RGB, Black, Mid Tower PC Case, w/ Tempered Glass Window £57.98

Here's a better look at that case.

https://www.corsair.com/ca/en/Categories/Products/Cases/Mid-Tower-ATX-Cases/Carbide-Series-175R-RGB-Tempered-Glass-Mid-Tower-ATX-Gaming-Case-—-Black/p/CC-9011171-WW
 

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