[SOLVED] Trying to figure out the best upgrade path for my build. Need assistance.

TheCrimsonPugilist

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Hello everyone!

I'm looking for advice on the upgrade path to take with my build. There are a few different options I'm considering that are making this decision difficult and I would really appreciate your input.

Here are my specs:

AMD FX 6300 @ 3.5 GHz
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
EVGA NVIDIA GTX 970 4GB SC
(2x8)16GB Ram 1600 MHz

I use it for moderate gaming and motion graphics (mostly after effects and c4D). Prior to this build I had a GTX 1050Ti that crapped out on me, and was given my current GPU as a gift by a very good friend. I've recently become dissatisfied with my PC's performance with certain games (stuttering and unstable fps) and I believe the issue to be with the bottleneck my CPU has on my GPU.

I was looking into potential upgrades I could make and found what I thought was a good deal and a card that wouldn't bottleneck my GPU as bad:
Ryzen 5 2400g + Mobo combo for $219.99

I was planning to get that and these 16gb DDR4 ram sticks for $60 for total of $280 to upgrade from my current build...

HOWEVER: I just found an i5 4570 from an old office PC that was purchased last year and now I'm thinking that'd maybe it'd be cheaper to just buy only a new mobo, since it seems from my research that that CPU wouldn't be a huge bottleneck on my GPU.

So now we're here.

TL;DR: Upgrading from an fx6300 with a gtx 970 and not sure whether I should I get a new mobo for my spare i5 4570 for around $100, or go with a Ryzen 5 2400g + Mobo combo (and ram) for $280 total.
 

clutchc

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I would prefer going with the Ryzen CPU/board/RAM combo over the i5-4570 and board (both used I presume). The 4c/8t Ryzen should be slightly faster than the 4c/4t i5-4570 and the upgrade path from there is much better.

And selling your FX-6300 along with board and RAM will recoup some of the cost.
 

TheCrimsonPugilist

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I would prefer going with the Ryzen CPU/board/RAM combo over the i5-4570 and board (both used I presume). The 4c/8t Ryzen should be slightly faster than the 4c/4t i5-4570 and the upgrade path from there is much better.

And selling your FX-6300 along with board and RAM will recoup some of the cost.
That's true, I hadn't considered selling the cpu/board. I usually just hoard everything lol, but yeah, you're right.
 

TheCrimsonPugilist

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OK!

I guess I'll be going with the Ryzen 5 2600x build that DSzymborski linked. If I can sell my mobo / CPU + the i5 4570 I should be able to save some money on the purchase. Can't believe I never thought of just selling my stuff. Thanks everyone!
 

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