[SOLVED] Upgrading PC

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Hello, I’m currently thinking about upgrading my pc when I go back home in about 2 weeks. I have around 460$ for upgrades.
Here are my current specs
AMD FX-8320 8 core 3.5Ghz
GTX 960 FTW edition 2gb
8 GB DDR3 RAM (don’t remember the brand or speed but I believe it was a sh**ty one)

I struggle to hit 60 fps on 1080p and I want to upgrade.

I was thinking on upgrading to The following
Ryzen 5 2600 or 2600x
RX 580/RX 590 or GTX 1660
16 gb RAM
B450 motherboard

NOTE: I already have watercooling (Corsair H100i), an SSD,HDD, a 650 W power supply, a DVD drive etc.

My main concern is that the parts i’m choosing are already outdated. Will they last for a couple of years with new games coming out? I want to play the next call of duty, battlefield, cyberpunk on pretty high settings with 60fps. (I only have a 1080p monitor 60Hz and I dont think I will upgrade to 1440p or 4K anytime soon).

I anyone has recommendations I am all ears.
Thank You!
 
I would probably go with the 1660, the Ti version would be out of my budget at this time. The only thing is my monitor supports FreeSync not G-Sync.

The power supply im using is the EVGA - 600W ATX 12V/EPS 12V 80 Plus Power Supply - Black.
Not a problem. If you had a GSync monitor, then you'd probably want to stick with an Nvidia card, but with FreeSync, you can go with AMD or Nvidia and get the adaptive-sync benefit.

I'm not sure if the black is that great of a power supply from EVGA. 600W is plenty for your combination of parts, but if someone chimes in with more knowledge than I and says it's not a great power supply quality-wise, then you might want to consider saving for a high-quality PSU in the future.


Finally, if you were considerng getting the 3600 instead of the 2600, that's about $65 more based on today's prices in the US. The gap in price between the 1660 and 1660Ti is about $50 or so.

I will admit that the 1660Ti might be slight overkill, and would be more about trying to keep the minimum frame rates high enough rather than average at 60.

Take a look at this page in the 1660 review. Gaming at 1920x1080. The red bar is the average frame rate for each, and the black bar, 99th percentile, is I guess a good approximation of the minimum frame rate during the run.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1660-turing-tu116,6027-3.html

For the RX580, assume it does about the same as the 1060, give or take (usually better in DX 12 titles).
 
That CPU has been out for a while now but its still a pretty solid CPU, and you should be able to upgrade to ryzen 3000 anytime you want with that mobo.

In the long run it might be worth spending the extra few $ on a 3600 cpu now, but you would be happy with either the 2600 or 3600.
 
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That CPU has been out for a while now but its still a pretty solid CPU, and you should be able to upgrade to ryzen 3000 anytime you want with that mobo.

In the long run it might be worth spending the extra few $ on a 3600 cpu now, but you would be happy with either the 2600 or 3600.
Thank You for the reply! Any thoughts on the graphics cards ?
 
I would say of the 3, the 1660 is likely the way to go. The 580 is good for averaging 60fps at 1080p, but at this point, might be struggling a little bit in some games.

The 590 is a little better, but a power hog, at 225W.

I tend to lean in the direction of AMD, but in this case, assuming the prices are fairly close, I'd suggest the 1660. Actually, if you want to really be safe for a little time into the future, it might be worth considering a bit of extra money for the 1660Ti. Same 120W TDP as the non-Ti, but definitely a bit better performing than the 1660.


What's your current power supply, exact brand and model?
 
Thank You for the reply! Any thoughts on the graphics cards ?
Get what you can afford. The 590 and 1660 trade blows although I think the 1660 edges out the 590 by a little bit and is more power efficient. 580/1060 are obviously cheaper and a little weaker, but again they trade blows.

They're all solid 1080p cards, although the 580/1060 might be starting to show their age a little being midrange cards when they were released.
 
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I would say of the 3, the 1660 is likely the way to go. The 580 is good for averaging 60fps at 1080p, but at this point, might be struggling a little bit in some games.

The 590 is a little better, but a power hog, at 225W.

I tend to lean in the direction of AMD, but in this case, assuming the prices are fairly close, I'd suggest the 1660. Actually, if you want to really be safe for a little time into the future, it might be worth considering a bit of extra money for the 1660Ti. Same 120W TDP as the non-Ti, but definitely a bit better performing than the 1660.


What's your current power supply, exact brand and model?
I would probably go with the 1660, the Ti version would be out of my budget at this time. The only thing is my monitor supports FreeSync not G-Sync.

The power supply im using is the EVGA - 600W ATX 12V/EPS 12V 80 Plus Power Supply - Black.
 
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Get what you can afford. The 590 and 1660 trade blows although I think the 1660 edges out the 590 by a little bit and is more power efficient. 580/1060 are obviously cheaper and a little weaker, but again they trade blows.

They're all solid 1080p cards, although the 580/1060 might be starting to show their age a little being midrange cards when they were released.
I think the 1660 is looking like the best investment right now, pairing with the Ryzen 5 2600 won’t cause any bottlenecks right ?
 
I think the 1660 is looking like the best investment right now, pairing with the Ryzen 5 2600 won’t cause any bottlenecks right ?
Nope, you could use any GPU out right now with a 2600 and you would be alright. a 3000 series CPU would just get your a few more fps.

I would take a look at 2600 vs 3600 benchmarks on youtube if you're unsure about which CPU you want still.
 
I would probably go with the 1660, the Ti version would be out of my budget at this time. The only thing is my monitor supports FreeSync not G-Sync.

The power supply im using is the EVGA - 600W ATX 12V/EPS 12V 80 Plus Power Supply - Black.
Not a problem. If you had a GSync monitor, then you'd probably want to stick with an Nvidia card, but with FreeSync, you can go with AMD or Nvidia and get the adaptive-sync benefit.

I'm not sure if the black is that great of a power supply from EVGA. 600W is plenty for your combination of parts, but if someone chimes in with more knowledge than I and says it's not a great power supply quality-wise, then you might want to consider saving for a high-quality PSU in the future.


Finally, if you were considerng getting the 3600 instead of the 2600, that's about $65 more based on today's prices in the US. The gap in price between the 1660 and 1660Ti is about $50 or so.

I will admit that the 1660Ti might be slight overkill, and would be more about trying to keep the minimum frame rates high enough rather than average at 60.

Take a look at this page in the 1660 review. Gaming at 1920x1080. The red bar is the average frame rate for each, and the black bar, 99th percentile, is I guess a good approximation of the minimum frame rate during the run.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1660-turing-tu116,6027-3.html

For the RX580, assume it does about the same as the 1060, give or take (usually better in DX 12 titles).
 
The EVGA 600W Black is actually the 80Plus White, which is low quality, but better than some that are complete junk. If it's fairly new and still under warranty, then I'd use it. If it's out of warranty, then I'd consider a new, better PSU.
 

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