wat should i upgrade in my pc ?

Samletemknow

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current setup : fx-6300 oc'd @ 4.2ghz , gigabyte ga-78lmt-usb3 mobo
gtx 750 , 600w psu , 1tb hdd

i got 400$ usd to spend on my pc this new year . was thinkin on gettin an rx 480 , a better cooler , and a new psu(current one seems unreliable and cheap)
i would upgrade my cpu since my current one isnt very good but i dont wna spend so much money on an i5 and have to keep my same gpu cuz i wont see much perfomance difference .(also wanna see wat zen has to offer and maybe upgrade cpu later in the year)

lmk wat u think i should do
 
Definitely what you've decided on 2 posts above mate.
I've been running a 6300@4.3ghz since release.

GPU wise I've been through

HD 6670 - HD 7850 - r9 280x - gtx 970

The 970 has been in there 2 years now nearly.
There has been a significant upgrade in performance going from one GPU to the next every time.

Essentially going to a 480 from a gtx 750 you'll be doing the while range of what I did in one swift hit.
Its a massive upgrade for gaming as long as

1. You're running 1080p resolution or higher
2. You don't spend all your time only playing arma or games based on ita engine like h1z1 & dayz.

You're unlikely to see 100% usage on the 480 but I wouldn't really buy a lesser or older card because of that personally (unless you can get a 970 incredibly cheap).
 

Ambular

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That sounds like a good plan. Alternatively, for just about $400 (and assuming your case can accommodate the parts, which you would need to check,) you could get a Radeon RX 470, a decent power supply, a cooler, and an SSD. Like so:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ B&H)
Storage: OCZ TRION 150 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 470 4GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($184.44 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ B&H)
Total: $399.41
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-01 00:30 EST-0500

(I did plug in your CPU and motherboard earlier, they're also compatible.)
 

Samletemknow

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so you think the cpu can wait ? i got all these kids tellin me an i5 or better is a must get ;l
 

Ambular

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Well an i5 would certainly be a great upgrade too, but you'd have to replace your motherboard and probably also your memory (unless you go back a generation to a Haswell processor. Which would hardly be the end of the world; they're still perfectly serviceable CPUs, and a very nice step up from the FX-6300.)

Now if it's just the hardware you need to replace, you could get away with an i5-4460, stock cooler, and also get the PSU, a motherboard which would theoretically work with your current RAM (you would definitely need to check your memory part number to be certain of that!) and an RX 460, which would still be an improvement over the GTX 750 you've got now. (It is a GTX 750, right? Not a GTX 750Ti?) It wouldn't be the quantum leap forward that an RX 470 or 480 would be, though, and if you went that route you'd likely want to look into upgrading the GPU again sooner than if you went with Plan A.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.59 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Jet)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 460 2GB Video Card ($99.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ B&H)
Total: $394.56
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-01 02:13 EST-0500

Here's the potential catch, though: a new motherboard might mean you'd need a new Windows license, which would run you another $90. A retail license can be transferred to a new computer (meaning a new motherboard, for practical purposes.) An OEM license can't. Can you find out which one you've got?

Also, what's your case? The motherboard you listed is a Micro ATX model, and so is this one with the i5 here, but it'd be best to check that for compatibility too.

ETA: Newegg's also got an MSI RX-460 for $99.99 that would keep the build under $400 even with the $4 shipping charge, and I prefer them over SuperBiiz. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137028
 

Karadjgne

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You really can't upgrade the cpu without replacing that mobo. It's not built for an fx 8 core.

Psu, sure, if it's cheap and supposed unreliable.

Gpu for sure, rx480 is prolly a little much, in gpu heavy games it'll be fine, in cpu heavy games you can expect some bottleneck.

SSD will work wonders.

The rx460 and gtx750 are for all intents and purposes the same card, so not worth spending cash on.
 

Samletemknow

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case is an atx mid tower . but i think im going to go with the 480 , new psu, cooler and maybe even an ssd. and then see what zen has to offer whether its good or not at least intel cpu prices will be sure to drop .thanks a ton tho man
 
Definitely what you've decided on 2 posts above mate.
I've been running a 6300@4.3ghz since release.

GPU wise I've been through

HD 6670 - HD 7850 - r9 280x - gtx 970

The 970 has been in there 2 years now nearly.
There has been a significant upgrade in performance going from one GPU to the next every time.

Essentially going to a 480 from a gtx 750 you'll be doing the while range of what I did in one swift hit.
Its a massive upgrade for gaming as long as

1. You're running 1080p resolution or higher
2. You don't spend all your time only playing arma or games based on ita engine like h1z1 & dayz.

You're unlikely to see 100% usage on the 480 but I wouldn't really buy a lesser or older card because of that personally (unless you can get a 970 incredibly cheap).
 
The i5 is much better than that fx-6300. I'd get the rx 470 or 480 first, leaning towards 470; then consider a fx-8320 because you could reuse mobo, RAM, and cooler. If you do switch to i5 you'll have to spend at least $250 on those components: mobo, i5, and cpu cooler.

I'm gonna suggest rx470 and fx-8320.
 

Samletemknow

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i do play some h1 but thats really it for those kind of games . ive seen some testing with the 480 and 6300 overclocked doing great on the kind of games that interest me so i think it wil be good . beyond that i will just have to see wat zen has to offer and how much intel cpus will go down in price because of it . but thats for another thread later this year xD
 

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