Upgrade i3-2120 to sandy bridge i5/i7?

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My i3-2120 has started to show its game on recent games such as Fortnite and Overwatch.Currently, my cpu is paired witha R9 290x.I was wondering if I should upgrade to a newer skylake cpu and replace my whole motherboard or buy a 2nd/3rd gen i5/i7.

System Specs:
CPU : i3-2120 3.3 GHZ
GPU : R9290X-DC2OC-4GD5
MOBO :ASUS P8B7h-M LE
RAM : 8GB DDR3
 
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Probably used as I am on a tight budget (200 dollars and below)

 

Darkbreeze

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There is really no upgrade for your system that makes any sense other than if you can find a used i7-2600k for less than 100 bucks, which is unlikely but occasionally they are out there, from a seller with a very good reputation and large sales history.


MUCH better would be saving a few more bucks and doing this.



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1400 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($139.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg Business)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg Business)
Total: $264.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-29 00:39 EST-0500
 

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