Question Upgrading

AshlynFS

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I know these types of questions get asked all the time but I’ve recently finally got a job which means I now have some money to upgrade my PC. Right now I have:
CPU- amd fx 4300
gpu- gtx 1050
motherboard- gigabyte ga-78LMT-S2

i’m mainly looking to upgrade my cpu right now with a budget of $200 at the most preferably around $130-175. I think that the type of motherboard I have will only take am3+ cpu which i’ve heard is not very good anymore. Should I just replace the motherboard and cpu completely? But then I’m worried if I change the mobo i would need to buy new ram which would put me out of a lot of money all together. Any suggestions?

PS- i don’t know a lot about PCs or components sorry 😬
 

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CPU: AMD Athlon 3000G 3.5 GHz Dual-Core Processor ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($72.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $187.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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I know, I know the CPU is not much of an upgrade, but it is an upgrade and its cheap enough to allow for more RAM. The motherboard can easily accept a myriad of processors later.
this will get you on a modern platform with an upgrade path.
you made no mention of the PSU you have but this uses less power than your current rig.
 

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