Build Advice What CPU/Mobo/RAM would you add to a 1060ti? with 600-800$ to spend?

Themoniter61

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My current system is
MSI z87-gaming
16gb of Gskill RAM
Nvidia 1060ti
i5- 4950

If you had 600-800$ and wanted to get 144hz at 1080p what would you pair with that 1060ti to get the most out of the system for that budget? Only needs to go to CPU/Mobo/RAM as I am transferring the rest from my old build (case, PSU, GPU, Storage)

I was thinking:
Ryzen 5 3600
ASUS ROG Strix B550-F
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (8*4)

Good setup? Ideas? Spend more on the CPU and less somewhere else? Does anyone else stagger their upgrades? The system needs an upgrade badly otherwise I'd be eyeing a 3060 or 3070.
 

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My current system is
MSI z87-gaming
16gb of Gskill RAM
Nvidia 1060ti
i5- 4950

If you had 600-800$ and wanted to get 144hz at 1080p what would you pair with that 1060ti to get the most out of the system for that budget? Only needs to go to CPU/Mobo/RAM as I am transferring the rest from my old build (case, PSU, GPU, Storage)

I was thinking:
Ryzen 5 3600
ASUS ROG Strix B550-F
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (8*4)

Good setup? Ideas? Spend more on the CPU and less somewhere else? Does anyone else stagger their upgrades? The system needs an upgrade badly otherwise I'd be eyeing a 3060 or 3070.
If I was buying it. I would buy what I just bought again, different cooler than mine because their hard to find.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-10600K 4.1 GHz 6-Core Processor | $289.80 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler | $89.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | $189.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | $112.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $682.68
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-23 17:59 EDT-0400 |
 
My current system is
MSI z87-gaming
16gb of Gskill RAM
Nvidia 1060ti
i5- 4950

If you had 600-800$ and wanted to get 144hz at 1080p what would you pair with that 1060ti to get the most out of the system for that budget? Only needs to go to CPU/Mobo/RAM as I am transferring the rest from my old build (case, PSU, GPU, Storage)

I was thinking:
Ryzen 5 3600
ASUS ROG Strix B550-F
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (8*4)

Good setup? Ideas? Spend more on the CPU and less somewhere else? Does anyone else stagger their upgrades? The system needs an upgrade badly otherwise I'd be eyeing a 3060 or 3070.
What PSU are you re-using?
Ryzen would be best value, but if you wanted Intel-

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10600K 4.1 GHz 6-Core Processor ($289.80 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler ($74.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($198.34 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($65.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $629.02
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-23 18:02 EDT-0400
 

Themoniter61

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No such thing as a 1060Ti.
You are right, I meant a 1660ti MSI GeForce GTX 1660 VENTUS XS 6G OC to be exact

The processor is also a typo. Are we to assume 1660ti?
Yes and it's an i5-4590

This is happens trying to remember all my parts at 1am
What PSU are you re-using?
Ryzen would be best value, but if you wanted Intel-

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10600K 4.1 GHz 6-Core Processor ($289.80 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler ($74.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($198.34 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($65.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $629.02
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-23 18:02 EDT-0400
A Corsair 550W 80+ Gold RM550x just got it last year

Thanks all!
 

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