Question Need help picking out new components

Nathingi

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Hello, I am thinking about upgrading my PC. My current specs are:
CPU- i5 4590
RAM- 16GB ddr3
GPU- GTX 1060 6gg
Power supply is a EVGA 550 80+ silver rated 2 years old this upcoming December.
Not concerned of my storage/case as I know they’re good.

I was thinking of upgrading the mobo + processor + ram, and have been strongly considering a ryzen processor with 8 cores/16 threads, compatible motherboard, and 16 gigs of nice ddr4 ram along with I would like to have a nvme boot drive and for the few games I still play. I would like any suggestions that anybody may have on what would be the best and most practical options. I play mainly World of Warcraft and sometimes here and there other games but not often. I would like my PC to be powerful enough for anything I might get my hands into such as entry level recording and or editing.
Thank You :)
 

Nathingi

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Which country?
3600 is a good choice
what psu model is it exactly?
USA
and the exact PSU I have is actually a Thermaltake Smart 500W 80+ White Certified PSU, Continuous power with 120mm Ultra quiet cooling fan, ATX 12V v2.3/EPS 12V Active PFC Power Supply PS-SPD-0500NPCWUS-W

And I was looking at a Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4ghz 8-Core Processor because it looks like a good value.
 

Nathingi

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nope, WOW can only use up to 4 cores efficiently, single core is the key, 3600 is better than 1700 X for that reason. PSU is no good, get a better one for the sake of your new components.
Overall benchmark wise is the 3600 still better than the 1700x? If we stop talking about gaming is the 3600 still better than the 1700x? This PC will be doing other things than just gaming. What is wrong with the PSU, and what does it need to be replaced with?
 

Nathingi

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psu's quality is the issue, smart series is so so quality, there are much better choices
what is your other usage?
I like to stream and record my games sometimes, and from my understanding you want more cores? I can order a ryzen 5 2600 from amazon for $133 that's a 6 core / 12 thread processor, what would that performance be compared to a 3600?
 

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