Question Looking to upgrade.

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I'm looking to upgrade my gaming setup entirely, but I just wanted to start with my motherboard, graphics card, and CPU.

What would be some good parts to upgrade them with? My budget (for now) is 1,000$

Thank you.
 
Something like this should be pretty good...

Intel...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor | $379.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $64.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI - Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $109.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $73.98 @ Newegg
Video Card | EVGA - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card | $329.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1013.74
| Mail-in rebates | -$55.00
| Total | $958.74
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-15 23:23 EDT-0400 |


AMD...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $174.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $73.98 @ Newegg
Video Card | EVGA - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card | $329.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $668.85
| Mail-in rebates | -$30.00
| Total | $638.85
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-15 23:24 EDT-0400 |


For the difference in performance check out some youtube videos like this...
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIc2OP68Mvo&t=5s
 
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Something like this should be pretty good...

Intel...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor | $379.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $64.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI - Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $109.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $73.98 @ Newegg
Video Card | EVGA - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card | $329.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1013.74
| Mail-in rebates | -$55.00
| Total | $958.74
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-15 23:23 EDT-0400 |


AMD...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $174.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $73.98 @ Newegg
Video Card | EVGA - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card | $329.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $668.85
| Mail-in rebates | -$30.00
| Total | $638.85
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-15 23:24 EDT-0400 |


For the difference in performance check out some youtube videos like this...
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIc2OP68Mvo&t=5s
What would be a good replacement for the ASrock? I'm a bit biased against them based off experience in the past.
 
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Everything in my current PC was made in 2010 so I'm just replacing everything in there. Res is 1920x1080 and Hz is 240. ( just bought the monitor yesterday)
Ok for such a high Hz you want the highest FPS possible. This means going Intel i7/i9 with the best gpu your budget will allow. I would not consider AMD at this point. The i7 build above is good but I’d try and up the budget and go RTX 2070.
 
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Ok for such a high Hz you want the highest FPS possible. This means going Intel i7/i9 with the best gpu your budget will allow. I would not consider AMD at this point. The i7 build above is good but I’d try and up the budget and go RTX 2070.
Oh I didn't think that would be a problem. What would be a good monitor(s) for builds above?
 

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What would be a good replacement for the ASrock? I'm a bit biased against them based off experience in the past.
Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming
Or
MSI Tomahawk
Or
MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC

Any of these MBs will work well with the Ryzen 5 2600 and allow you to OC it fairly well with a decent after market cooler.
And they will also run a 2600x or 2700x well at stock speeds with at the stock cooler.
 
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Yours is a good monitor and the Intel build will work well. Some games you might want to lower some game settings with the 2060 to push the FPS up.
Just a bit over budget, but this should do it fine...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor | $379.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | Scythe - Kotetsu 79 CFM CPU Cooler | $43.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | ASRock - Z390 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $99.99 @ Newegg
Memory | GeIL - EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $69.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | Asus - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB DUAL OC Video Card | $449.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1073.84
| Mail-in rebates | -$30.00
| Total | $1043.84
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-16 00:58 EDT-0400 |
 

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