Question New CPU/MOBO/RAM

Harley_9

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Hello, I'm going to be buying a new CPU/MOBO/RAM as my i5 4670k is pretty outdated and i'm recently starting to notice the slow down massively. I'm going to be upgrading with a budget of around £500 ( can be under of course but doesn't need to be). Also my current case can fit and I have a 550w PSU !

I'm bouncing between the i7 9700k, Ryzen 7 3700x & the Ryzen 5 3600x.
This PC is pretty much solely for gaming and browsing but i'd like to have something future proofed for a couple of years. Just as a side note I have the 1060 3gb at the moment but will also be upgrading that on the next couple of months after I do this.
If you could find the parts on https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/ that would be great, if not list below !

Thanks in advanced.
 
With the 9700K and 3700X you will be slightly off budget, so if you are strict about staying with 500 quid I'd go with the 3600X, that being said I recommend the 3700X variant with these components.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£272.77 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard (£189.98 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£64.38 @ Aria PC)
Total: £527.13
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-06 00:15 BST+0100
 

Phaaze88

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3600x
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor (£193.00 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock 2 CPU Cooler (£31.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550M AORUS ELITE Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£121.87 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Memory: Team T-FORCE DARK Za 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£68.44 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £415.29
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-06 00:24 BST+0100


3700x
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£272.77 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler (£37.73 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550M AORUS ELITE Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£121.87 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Memory: Team T-FORCE DARK Za 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£68.44 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £500.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-06 00:27 BST+0100


9700K is dead - 10th gen is out
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10600K 4.1 GHz 6-Core Processor (£248.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler (£48.94 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z490 UD ATX LGA1200 Motherboard (£141.68 @ More Computers)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£60.14 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £499.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-06 00:31 BST+0100
 
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Hello, I'm going to be buying a new CPU/MOBO/RAM as my i5 4670k is pretty outdated and i'm recently starting to notice the slow down massively. I'm going to be upgrading with a budget of around £500 ( can be under of course but doesn't need to be). Also my current case can fit and I have a 550w PSU !

I'm bouncing between the i7 9700k, Ryzen 7 3700x & the Ryzen 5 3600x.
This PC is pretty much solely for gaming and browsing but i'd like to have something future proofed for a couple of years. Just as a side note I have the 1060 3gb at the moment but will also be upgrading that on the next couple of months after I do this.
If you could find the parts on https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/ that would be great, if not list below !

Thanks in advanced.
Just to be sure it's good, could you list the brand, exact model and age of your power supply? If it needs to be replaced it will greatly affect your options for new parts and stay within budget.
 
My PSU is CX 550M and it's about 7 months old
The CX is a fine budget power supply. The options listed above by the other guys are all very good. If you want to give yourself more options for a video card upgrade you could include a better, more powerful PSU. Just something to consider.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£158.97 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard (£169.98 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: G.Skill Flare X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£79.66 @ Newegg UK)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£89.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £498.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-06 11:07 BST+0100
 

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