Question Upgrade or buy new pc

ajdin2003

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I bought a pre-built PC in 2016. It wasnt bad, but it wasn't really good either

The specs of the PC were:
AMD FX-4300 @ 3.8GHz
AMD Radeon R7 260X w/ 2GB
8GB RAM (2x4 Ripjaws)
Super Flower SF-550P14HE PSU
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P Motherboard

Then about a year ago, I got tired of the PC being slow and bad. So i decided to upgrade it.
I bought a Geforce GTX 1060 6GB
and a AMD FX-8350 CPU

However, it didnt make much of a difference, and i'm still stuck with a bad computer

I have a few options that i need to choose from, and i kinda need help from people who are better at this stuff.

Option 1: Sell the computer, and build one thats better with the money i get from selling it (highly unlikely i will get much from it)
Option 2: Remove the new GPU and CPU, then install the old ones. After that I sell the new CPU and GPU separate from the computer, and also sell the computer in its "original form". Then build one with the money from that

OR

Option 3: Get help from you guys with changing out some of my parts, and kinda "rebuilding" my computer.

I need to know what would be the smartest, and if it ends up being option 3, would you guys help me?

Thanks
 

WildCard999

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It's the CPU which is not really good for gaming due to the poor performance per core. If I where you I'd sell the CPU, MB & RAM (sell the 4300 as well) and buy a Ryzen 2600 (or 3600 if budget allows), B450 (or B550 if they come out soon) & DDR4 3200-3600 in a 2x8gb kit.

If your gaming at 1080P then the 1060 6gb is still a solid GPU for higher settings so it shouldn't need to be replaced.

With the motherboard replacement you'll need to do a clean install of Windows so backup any important files.

Lastly if you don't have a SSD then I'd recommend getting one.
 

ajdin2003

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It's the CPU which is not really good for gaming due to the poor performance per core. If I where you I'd sell the CPU, MB & RAM (sell the 4300 as well) and buy a Ryzen 2600 (or 3600 if budget allows), B450 (or B550 if they come out soon) & DDR4 3200-3600 in a 2x8gb kit.

If your gaming at 1080P then the 1060 6gb is still a solid GPU for higher settings so it shouldn't need to be replaced.

With the motherboard replacement you'll need to do a clean install of Windows so backup any important files.

Lastly if you don't have a SSD then I'd recommend getting one.
I'll look into those parts, do you recommend any specific SSD?
 

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