Question Trying to decide on upgrade.

Mar 17, 2019
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I currently have the following System

CPU
AMD FX-8370
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASRock 970A-G/3.1
Graphics
BenQ GW2470 (1920x1080@60Hz)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 (MSI)

I am thinking of Upgrading but I dont have a lot of money, only around 400 Euro
So I was thinking of going for a Nvidia 1660ti GPU, or Maybe a 27in freesync monitor, or should I just upgrade MB and CPU to a Ryzen 5 2600.
Any thoughts?
 

WildCard999

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If your FPS is lacking then I'd go 2600/B450 Board & 2x8gb @3200 memory. This should be well under your budget so the remaining amount I'd use to buy a Crucial MX500 500gb SSD.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (€149.90 @ Alternate)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (€69.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (€109.89 @ Alternate)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (€69.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €398.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-17 23:04 CET+0100
 
Mar 17, 2019
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If your FPS is lacking then I'd go 2600/B450 Board & 2x8gb @3200 memory. This should be well under your budget so the remaining amount I'd use to buy a Crucial MX500 500gb SSD.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (€149.90 @ Alternate)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (€69.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (€109.89 @ Alternate)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (€69.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €398.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-17 23:04 CET+0100

My Current Drive is Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB, And It seems to be ok
 
Personally, I'd upgrade the graphics card first, then later when you have enough money get a better mobo, cpu and RAM. If you do it the other way around, you've still only got a GTX 960.

I guess it comes down to if you're wanting nicer looking graphics (then get the card 1st), or you don't mind lower settings but want games to run smooth (then get the new cpu).
 

heebobo5

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If your FPS is lacking then I'd go 2600/B450 Board & 2x8gb @3200 memory. This should be well under your budget so the remaining amount I'd use to buy a Crucial MX500 500gb SSD.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (€149.90 @ Alternate)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (€69.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (€109.89 @ Alternate)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (€69.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €398.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-17 23:04 CET+0100
I would agree with this except for the SSD. Save up and get a better graphics card when you can. A GTX 1070 used should be a nice budget card in a couple more months.
 

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