Need advice on a build upgrade

Bdwalker43

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So I recently switched from a PS4 to PC and I've been upgrading a desktop ever since. I have an HP Pavilion P6674y and ive basically maxed it out for the motherboard and I'm looking a getting a new one. So far I've put in more ram (has 10gb now) and i also put in a gtx 1050. the motherboard only supports AM3 socket CPU's and it has a quad core at 2.8mgh and it can only support up to 95w tdp, i can get about 40 fps on PUBG with low settings and can run BF4 at around the same fps with medium settings. Im considering ditching the case and the motherboard and getting the following: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 with an AM3+ socket and and FX-8370 at 4.0ghz. How much of a performance increase would i see?


https://pcpartpicker.com/list/B4H2Z8
 
I think you should get a Ryzen upgrade instead as its got a way higher per core performance. The R3 1200 can be overclocked to match a i5-7400. The old FX cant even get near to that performance.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($60.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Deepcool - TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $268.46
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-14 23:39 EDT-0400
 
I think you should get a Ryzen upgrade instead as its got a way higher per core performance. The R3 1200 can be overclocked to match a i5-7400. The old FX cant even get near to that performance.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($60.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Deepcool - TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $268.46
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-14 23:39 EDT-0400
 

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