[SOLVED] Upgrade help

Oct 7, 2019
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Hello, I've been wanting to upgrade my computer for a while, mainly due to the fact that when I built it I didn't know nearly as much as I do now, and regret what I put into it. I mainly use it for gaming and its really slow at that, I think my cpu is the bottleneck. The specs are:
  • A8-7600 apu
  • GTX 1050 2gb evga
  • Patriot 16GB(2x8GB) Viper III DDR3 1866MHz
  • asrock FM2A68M-HD+
  • A 120gb PNY ssd
  • ye grandfathers olde ST31000340AS Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 Hard Drive
  • Ryzen wraith max cooler because my friend didn't need his
  • EVGA 650 Bq, 80+ Bronze 650W
I want to upgrade to where I can see a performance boost, but I don't have much to spend, and I definitely don't want to upgrade the ram unless somehow ddr4 with a new cpu and mobo comes out as cheaper with a massive increase in performance. That's why I bring this up to the experts of the internet, as I may know more about computers than I did 2 years ago, but I still have barely any experience with this.
 

WildCard999

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I'd get this...

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $257.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-07 14:50 EDT-0400


Sell your old CPU/MB/RAM (separately may yield more money) and then save for a GPU upgrade.

If you live near a Fry's or Microcenter you can usually get those parts (or similar ones) for cheaper as a bundle.
 

WildCard999

Titan
Herald
I'd get this...

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $257.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-07 14:50 EDT-0400


Sell your old CPU/MB/RAM (separately may yield more money) and then save for a GPU upgrade.

If you live near a Fry's or Microcenter you can usually get those parts (or similar ones) for cheaper as a bundle.
 

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