Question Upgrade with limits

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Hello everyone.
I hope this is the right section to post in.
I'm fighting with myself as i want to upgrade my pc but i have a limited budget of 500 euros (around) even 600 if i have to be honest but not over that.
Actually i have:
  • i7-4770 (non-k) with stock cooler
  • 8gb ram single channel
  • asus h87m
  • gtx 1060 6gb
  • zalman r1 case
  • corsair cx550m as PSU
I play with my monitor OC'ed to 74Hz, but i won't be sad to upgrade one day to a 144hz one, hope when i get my degree to get one.
For now, i just want to upgrade my pc.

I don't know which things should i buy personally.
Some people said me to sell my trio(cpu+ram+mb) but i really cannot find people who wants them, they just want the cpu around 80-90 euros.
With those 90 euros i would reach 590, from the 500 starting, so i'll have like 600 euros.

In any case, i struggle playing Battlefield 1/V, PUBG, Apex Legends (which is personally frustrating as i love them) and i seriously can't find a workaround to play at my best with my config as i drop many fps even in 720p. I even got fps drops in Team Fortress 2 and CSGO and it's seriously annoying.

What would you tip me?
I had so much time to think about a Ryzen 2600+2060 combo but i don't know if i could do even better.
 

Barty1884

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Are you monitoring CPU/GPU/RAM utilization in-game?
Personally, I'd look to a GPU & monitor upgrade and additional RAM - a 4770 is still a very respectable CPU in 2019 and 4 cores/8 threads should remain viable for some time yet.

However, if you're monitoring utilization and your CPU is maxing out (which I doubt), then that changes things.

Do you have an SSD?

To give you an idea:

PCPartPicker Part List

Memory: Patriot Signature 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€36.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Patriot Burst 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (€30.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 5700 8 GB Video Card (€369.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2458-mhd 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor (€164.74 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €601.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-29 17:27 CEST+0200


Although I'd try to find additional DDR3 used for cheap (8GB should be doable for ~20EUR)
 
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I know it's necroposting but i have been on vacancy and forgot activating notification.
I have bough a ryzen 5 3600 and gonna buy a RX5700.
I might need some help choosing the motherboard and the gpu, for the motherboard i've opened a dedicated thread if you wanna help again.
That monitor seems pretty good anyway.
 

ConanLock

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The MSI B450 Tomahawk would be a good choice. It's cheap, high quality, and supports MSI Flashback, which can be used to enable Ryzen 3000 support without the need for a compatible CPU to do the update.
 
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The MSI B450 Tomahawk would be a good choice. It's cheap, high quality, and supports MSI Flashback, which can be used to enable Ryzen 3000 support without the need for a compatible CPU to do the update.
My big doubt is if i could save 30$ on the tomahawk buying a Gaming plus B450 which has a smaller heatsink.
Which kind of impact would a different heatsink have?
Thanks a lot for the help.
 

ConanLock

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It should make no difference at all. There is almost no chance that you'd max out either of their temperatures on the VRM (what that heatsink is for - delivers power to CPU). It would also make a good choice.
 
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It should make no difference at all. There is almost no chance that you'd max out either of their temperatures on the VRM (what that heatsink is for - delivers power to CPU). It would also make a good choice.
Even overclocking? Do you think i will not have problems? I'm saving on the motherboard so i can get a better cooler (freezer esports 34 duo)
 

ConanLock

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Yep, it certainly would do. A heatsink is still a heatsink - and it isn't a small one like you get in the really budget motherboards. For overclocking, the money would be better in a new cooler.
 
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Yep, it certainly would do. A heatsink is still a heatsink - and it isn't a small one like you get in the really budget motherboards. For overclocking, the money would be better in a new cooler.
Thanks a lot for the help.
Would u buy the freezer 34 duo as well or there's something similar priced which is better? 40 euros budget, i buy ob Amazon.it as i'm from Italy.
Thank you again!
 

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