Need some new pc components

ithinkitsfine

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Im looking to upgrade to some new pc components. Id like to upgrade the CPU and Motherboard and maybe ram. Thanks.

Budget:$500

What i have:
CPU: fx-6300
GPU: GTX 1060
Motherboard: MSI 760GMA P23 (FX)
RAM: 8GB DDR3
Storage: 1TB HDD
PSU: 650w silver evga
Dimensions: 18.4 x 7.6 x 18.9 inches
 

jgustin7b

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If you change the cpu, many other pieces are going as well. Here’s what I got...but you could swap the Ryzen 5 for a 3 to save a few bucks...

[PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Dw4DGf) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Dw4DGf/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8hwqqs/amd-ryzen-5-1600x-36ghz-6-core-processor-yd160xbcaewof) | $231.98 @ Newegg
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hmtCmG/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2) | $19.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [MSI - X370 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/dCx9TW/msi-x370-gaming-plus-atx-am4-motherboard-x370-gaming-plus) | $96.98 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [GeIL - EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FW38TW/geil-memory-gpr48gb2133c15dc) | $81.99 @ Newegg
| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $470.94
| Mail-in rebates | -$40.00
| **Total** | **$430.94**
| Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-12-22 07:13 EST-0500 |
 

bjornl

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For gaming, the coffeelake line up is the fastest.
www.pcgamer.com/intel-i5-8400-review-the-best-new-gaming-cpu-in-years/

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.89 @ B&H)
Motherboard: MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: GeIL - SUPER LUCE RGB SYNC 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $479.87



For multitasking, the Ryzen lineup is a better value.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($219.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.89 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Biostar - B350GT5 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL - SUPER LUCE RGB SYNC 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $494.85
If you can go over 500 by a small amount, an MSI ATX b350 motherboard would add around $15.- to the total.

I would in general recommend the Intel to most users since a disproportionate number of those asking for hardware advice are asking how to get a better gaming experience.
 

bjornl

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I am told by several ryzen owners that the AMD system is really held back by slow ram. 2133 ram is slow.
 

jgustin7b

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The Ryzen setup is nearly identical to what I have. Definitely looks good and works fine...although I have a Pentium and the b250gt5 instead of the b350gt5, but the ram looks cool. That is true though, the ram
 

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