Question Upgrade from AMD FX-8370?

Aug 30, 2019
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My friend wants to upgrade from his AMD FX-8370 but has an old AMD3+ socket motherboard. What's his best option with that motherboard? Budget probably around $300
 

WildCard999

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There's nothing I'd recommend for that socket, for the budget your friend can get a AM4 CPU that easily beats the best AM3+ CPUs.

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($158.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $307.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-25 20:08 EST-0500
 
Aug 30, 2019
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There's nothing I'd recommend for that socket, for the budget your friend can get a AM4 CPU that easily beats the best AM3+ CPUs.

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($158.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $307.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-25 20:08 EST-0500
Okay, thanks for the reply. The only thing is would the new motherboard require him to upgrade to DDR4 memory?
 

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