Upgrading my PC for better FPS in gaming and streaming

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PC SPECS

APU: AMD A8-5600K APU Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
GPU: AMD Radeon (TM) R9 380 Series
Motherboard: FM2A75 Pro4-M
SSD: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB ATA Device
SSD 2: Fujitsu SSD 64GB ATA Device
RAM: 16.0 GB DDR3
Power Supply: Corsair 750w
Case: Cooler Master Elite

I'm looking to upgrade my CPU, Mobo and RAM. I will eventually upgrade everything else. The PC is mainly used for gaming, streaming and light homework.

I'm wiling to spend between $400-$800 ish on upgrades

I was suggested this by another user:
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.46 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - B350M MORTAR Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($156.34 @ Newegg Marketplace)

But because I'm willing to spend more money what would you recommend or should I go with the build I was suggested?
 

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Sorry, I was still adding information. Everything should be up now!

 
I think what they suggested is a good balance for around that 400 dollar price point. You could look into the 8 core Ryzen 7 1700 if you do a lot of streaming, otherwise the 1600 is a great value if you overclock it.

You could look into the new i7 8700 it 8700k, but I think from what I've seen those may be hard to get hold of.

However, if you go ryzen, compared to the system you have now, it will be a nice upgrade.

If you wanted, you could go with the ryzen set up and get a GTX 1060 6gb or an RX 580 if you can find one for a good price. That should keep you in budget and improve gaming for sure, and you could probably sell your 380 for adding 100 dollars or so.
 

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Thanks a lot!

is the ryzen 7 1700 better than the 1600 in every way? I will probably end up going with that if that is the case.

 
I think that basically the 1600 has like 90% of the power of the 1700. I think for games etc you won't see much difference, but for streaming, you get 2 extra cores and 4 extra threads. That said though if you are gaming, you may appreciate the graphics card upgrade more. Up to you. I don't stream, but I've got the 1600 and mostly game from time to time and it's plenty for me.

But that said, if you do a lot of streaming, then you might appreciate the extra cores. If you are gaming, you may not see much difference.
 

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Great, thanks so much.

 

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