Question Upgrading old Motherboard and CPU, halp?

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So I built my PC in 2012, and have made some minor upgrades over the years (New GPU, more DDR3 RAM, EVGA 750 watt power supply, SSD). But I feel that my Motherboard and CPU are getting pretty old now. I would like to upgrade while still keeping the newer GPU and maybe RAM, albeit i'm probably going to have to get new RAM. I don't want anything too pricey, well I DO want that but I can't spend too much money.

So here is a list of what is in my PC.

Motherboard:
  • GA-970A-UD3 (rev. 1.1)
  • AMD AM3+ FX/AM3 Phenom™ II series processors
  • 2 PCI-E 2.0 x16 interfaces
Central Processing Unit:
- AMD FX-6200 Zambezi 6-Core 3.8GHz socket AM3+ 125W

Graphics Processing Unit:
- MSI Radeon RX 570 DirectX 12 RX 570 ARMOR MK2 8G OC 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX

I never really stayed up-to-date on all the new parts that constantly come out every day, so I just need some recommendations from you guys, please :)
price range for new MOBO and CPU and maybe new RAM together around $400-$800? Just guessing, I haven't done much research yet, but I will begin researching on my own after I post this. THANKS!

p.s. I would like to stick with AMD
 
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I stayed in the middle of your price range.
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $195
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16819113569
MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX $150
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144267
G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 $70
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16820232880
Intel 660p 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD $119
https://www.newegg.com/p/9SIA12K8WW2313
CORSAIR CX-M Series CX550M $70
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16817139147
I dont need a new SSD, I just recently got a new 1TB SSD. And a 750W power supply. But awesome with the others! I think I overpriced what j thought it would be haha. But thank you!
 
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Great, if you have a SSD & PSU....less money to spend.
Get a aftermarket cooler like the Mugen 5 rev. B
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZYB8K77
What's the PSU model?
EVGA power supply. Yeah I was thinking about that, I need an aftermarket cooler like that. I was wondering if water coolers actually work, I have one on my current CPU but never felt like it really helped much. I dont remember what brand it is off the top of my head.
 
EVGA power supply. Yeah I was thinking about that, I need an aftermarket cooler like that. I was wondering if water coolers actually work, I have one on my current CPU but never felt like it really helped much. I dont remember what brand it is off the top of my head.
You could get a water cooler. If your is compatible you could reuse it.
You are going from a hot 125W CPU to a 65W CPU.
 

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