[SOLVED] Upgrade from a AMD Ryzen 3 1300x Quad-Core Processor?

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I'm a bit new to computer parts and I built the pc I'm currently using a few years ago.

GPU : Radeon RX 580
CPU : AMD Ryzen 4 1300X Quad-Core
Motherboard : MSI Krait Gaming x370
RAM : 16gb

I felt like my pc was under performing in most games and I want to know if there is anything I could upgrade too. I just want to be able to run newer titles and such. Any suggestions? preferably in the 100's to 300's (cash wise)
 
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you can put any 3000 series cpu in that mobo but you may want to update the BIOS to the newest first.

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/X370-KRAIT-GAMING#support-cpu

a 3600 would be a noticeable upgrade and can be had for less than $200
I was looking around for a 3600 and I found this. It's a
"AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler" and I was wondering if this could be a good upgrade? I'm a bit slow when it comes to buying parts cause I don't want to buy something wrong. If you have any recommendations I would surely love to look into them as well!
 

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a 580 should be fine for 1080p for most games so long as you lower settings when needed. a 3600 would be a big upgrade for cpu power for sure.

with that in place you an start saving for a gpu upgrade down the line. it will cost more than the cpu for sure so getting the cpu first is a good first step while saving for whatever gpu you decide on.

i use a 1650 super which is similar to a 580 and a 3700x. i have no problems at 1080p in the games i play, though i don't play any high end AAA shooters or anything like that.
 
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I was looking around for a 3600 and I found this. It's a
"AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler" and I was wondering if this could be a good upgrade? I'm a bit slow when it comes to buying parts cause I don't want to buy something wrong. If you have any recommendations I would surely love to look into them as well!
for some reason, the 3600 cost more than the 3600x. may as well save a few bucks and get the 3600x

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SQBFN2D

i did not realize the price had gone up for those cpu's since the last time i bought one. but if the 3600x is cheaper, no reason not to get it. comes with a better cooler if you plan on using the stock one.
 
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for some reason, the 3600 cost more than the 3600x. may as well save a few bucks and get the 3600x

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SQBFN2D

i did not realize the price had gone up for those cpu's since the last time i bought one. but if the 3600x is cheaper, no reason not to get it. comes with a better cooler if you plan on using the stock one.
Alright thank you! Last question before I part ways. How would Updating the BIOS work? Like should I update to the newest every time a patch or something comes out? or should I just only update when getting a new cpu?
 

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i tend to only update if it brings something new that i need. the old "if it aint broke don't fix it" theory. but i do usually go to the newest for a new build to start out as updated as possible.

for the new cpu, i would go to the newest especially since you are jumping 2 generations of cpu. lots of optimizations for those since your board was made.
 
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i tend to only update if it brings something new that i need. the old "if it aint broke don't fix it" theory. but i do usually go to the newest for a new build to start out as updated as possible.

for the new cpu, i would go to the newest especially since you are jumping 2 generations of cpu. lots of optimizations for those since your board was made.
Alright thank you! sorry for so many questions but should I update bios now? or when I get the cpu?
 

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right update the BIOS before installing the new cpu. so do it now if possible so you don't forget :)

and don't worry abut asking a lot of questions. that's why we are here!! its better to ask before buying and avoiding any issues, than waiting until after you buy to find out a mistake was made. so ask away.
 

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