Question Looking to Upgrade System.

Feb 12, 2020
Would like to start upgrading things over time with each pay check with a budget friendly layout. I'm currently happy with my monitors & OS. If it helps the build some here are some games I play. Ark, Fallout 76, WoW, Conan and some other survival games. Thanks for any help I really do appreciate the time.

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz 8-Core OEM/Tray Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 (2018) 57.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-2133
Storage: ADATA Ultimate SU800 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3 GB G1 Gaming Video Card
Power Supply: Thermaltake SMART 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit
I don't think you want to go much faster than a GTX 1060 with the FX-8320......
....and I think the 8320 might be one of the fastest CPUs for your current motherboard......
so I think you are looking at a new motherboard and CPU to start with.


For the money, Ryzen is the way to go. Much depends on your budget, though. You will need new ram, and a better quality PSU, also. You will most likely see a sizeable performance boost, with just that, even with that GPU. FX is pretty terrible.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($101.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $476.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-12 15:02 EST-0500



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