Upgrade Motherboard or build new PC?

mr.powerpole

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I've had my PC for two years, I have upgraded it once, replacing the graphics card with an RX 480. Now I am going to upgrade my motherboard and dying PSU, which also means that I will need DDR4 Ram, I need a new motherboard so I can get a Ryzen CPU that won't bottleneck my GPU. (My current CPU is an FX 6300.)
 

delaro

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.86 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.33 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($111.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $362.16

It's not hard to "Not"Bottleneck a RX 480 this is the cheapest option and slightly faster than the FX6300 so a actual upgrade. I would aim a little higher and for for a Ryzen 5 1400 for around $145 and overclock, those are quite nice for a budget.
 

delaro

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.86 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.33 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($111.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $362.16

It's not hard to "Not"Bottleneck a RX 480 this is the cheapest option and slightly faster than the FX6300 so a actual upgrade. I would aim a little higher and for for a Ryzen 5 1400 for around $145 and overclock, those are quite nice for a budget.
 

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