Need info on upgrades

No. Avoid AMD FX line of cpus.
Outdated, power inefficient and weak compared to any Intel core-i and AMD Ryzen.

Edit. Ohh - you have it already. You'll have to change most of it - motheboard, cpu, ram, gpu, psu.
How much are you willing to spend on upgrades?
 

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If you still have the r7 250, then upgrade the gpu. That was low end 5 years ago and couldn't game then. It won't do any better now. I don't know what psu it has but you may need to upgrade that to get a better gpu. See if you can oc the cpu and if you can, then get a better cooler. I wouldn't spend money for anything else as these parts can be re-used for a new build. The rest should get you by with those games for now.
 

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It has the AMD FX 6300 processor. Not the best setup but feel with tweaks it could be better. I have no idea how to overclock, it's all Chinese to me, lol.
 

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You can oc with that mobo. Do you know what cooler it has? If you mean the 200 series gpu, it came with a 250. We already know you need to upgrade that. But you need to check the psu to see if that needs to be upgraded. It's likely a yes because they tend to cheap out on the psu.
 

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Sorry I misread, psu is 350 watt so I'm sure it will need to be upgraded. I have no clue on how to overclock, or what I should buy that will work with this for cheap for now.
 
Best not to pour more money into an obsolete rat hole.
Your motherboard is a poor one, nor really suitable for a FX-6 or 8
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2384030/motherboard-tier-list-am3-chipsets.html

If your games are fast action games, you may benefit from a graphics card upgrade.
What is the psu?
If you have the typical 300w unit, your strongest graphics card upgrade will be a GTX1050 or perhaps GTX1050ti.
A graphics card upgrade can be carried forward to a replacement build.
Run YOUR games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
If your FPS stays the same, you are likely more cpu limited.

If you need more cpu power, it is best to go latest gen.
$250 or so can buy you a G5600 processor, motherboard, and 8gb of ddr4 ram.
It can go up from there.
 

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Not wanting to pour money into it, just want to slightly upgrade a thing it to i can play games a little better. PSU is 350watt. I only get 30fps in Rust on a good day and an 1 series shy of a graphics card that will run SCUM. Just don't know what I can but that will work without spending/upgrading too much.
 

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I think I could afford a couple hundred for a better PSU and GPU, just need to know which ones will work with my rig without needing to overclock (unless that's more simple than I thought).
 

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1060 6gb or 580 8gb? You could go higher and not worry about a bottleneck if you are re-using it depending on when you'd get a new build. If it's too weak, you'd end up needing to upgrade that too, spending more money in the long run trying to save money now.
 

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Will those work with the PSU I have currently? Also, not reusing it cause I will give this computer to my daughter and build myself one from scratch (a whole new thread here most likely, lol)
 

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I also read that either my mobo or CPU (can't remember which) won't support Nvidia, so probably going to have to go with the 580.
 

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Any cpu/mobo supports both as long as it has pcie and there is no preference to cpu+gpu companies.

With that psu, no, so go with a 1050ti. Amd doesn't have anything as power efficient with that performance. You don't need to worry about ocing the cpu with this.
 

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