Question Suggestions for upgrading from AMD FX-8300


Nov 27, 2010
I built my own machine about 4 years ago with lower to mid-range components. Recently my cpu fan kicked the bucket and the rig overheats after about 3 minutes. I was going to just get a new fan but then I wondered if it was the MB. So, now I want to replace the MB/CPU/RAM.

Approximate Purchase Date: Ready to order

Budget Range: 300-400 but open

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Warcraft / Some Steam / streaming

Are you buying a monitor: no, I have dual 24s running on HDMI / DVI from AMD Radeon R7 200 (2 GB I think)

Parts to Upgrade: Mobo (ASUS M5A78L) / CPU (AMD FX8300) / RAM (2 sticks of 4 GB) Would prefer to not upgrade PS or GPU
PS is Solid Gear ATX SDGR-650E

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg / amazon

Location: SLC UT USA

Parts Preferences: AMD for price

Overclocking: Never have

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1900 x 1200 times two

Additional Comments: Does not need to be a rockstar, but no potato either

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: It's time. FX-8300 has been good, but it's time

Thanks everyone!

Reactions: Dark Lord of Tech

Dark Lord of Tech

Speedy Gonzales
You need a new PSU too , Solid Gear PSU's are very very poor quality.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: FSP Group - Hydro GE 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($77.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $452.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-21 17:53 EST-0500

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