Question Please help me upgrade

Oct 2, 2019
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Good Day,

I have been using this website for many years for all my information regarding computer hardware.
I am just looking for some help from the community in regards to upgrading my PC. I built a entry level gaming PC last year and am looking to start upgrading it. Any suggestions on a path to take would be greatly appreciated. My system is as follows;

CPU/GPU- Ryzen 3 2200g
RAM- 8GB 2933
MB- MSI B450I
Case- Phantex evolv shift X
PSU- 750w
HD- SSD 500gb

I realize that a dedicated GPU would be the next logical step. Since GPU prices have came down I can get a RX 580 for $270 atm.
- will my 2200 bottleneck a new GPU?
- should I pull the trigger on a new lower end non APU, CPU?

* I use my TV as a computer monitor and as it is only 1080p I’m not looking to make the jump to 4K gaming atm. I realize that using a tv monitor will outrage some hardcore gamers however due to space restraints in my house, it’s either take my sons gaming room or stick to my TV as a monitor

Thank you again in advance for any help the community can offer

Cheers!
 
I concur with what Jay said. Neither the GPU you're interested in, nor the TV, is a problem. In fact regarding TVs, they've not only been gaming ready for some time, they also have proper processing when you want to watch TV or movies, and are quick and convenient to switch between gaming and other formats. They also have quick and easy ability to adjust color warmth via the remote, which is a huge plus since games can vary greatly from those other formats in color saturation. The real truth is, you don't hear many people say TVs suck for gaming anymore.
 
I realize that a dedicated GPU would be the next logical step. Since GPU prices have came down I can get a RX 580 for $270 atm.
Is this in US pricing? If so, you should be able to get an RX 580 for a fair amount less than that, as they start around $180 online...

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#c=391&sort=price&page=1

Or, if you want to spend over $200, there's the GeForce 1660 and 1660 Ti, which can offer up to around 20% or 40% more performance, respectively, at least in games where the CPU isn't limiting performance.

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#sort=price&c=439

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#sort=price&c=438
 

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