What CPU should I get for gaming?

MFT01

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Hi, I am looking to upgrade the CPU in my gaming PC. I currently have an AMD FX 8320 with 8GB DDR3 RAM (With an MSI GTX 1060 3GB) and I am experiencing some bottle-necking. I don't have a particularly large budget and I am perfectly happy with used parts.

I can sell my current CPU, RAM and Mobo for about 150-160 pounds and I am willing to spend around 200-250 on a new CPU, RAM and Mobo. I can get a new motherboard (I looked at 1151) for about 50 and new DDR4 RAM for about 40 which leaves me with about 110-170 to spend on a CPU. What should I get?

Thanks, Matthew :)
 

MFT01

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I can get an i5 6500 for 125 on CEX, would that be better?
 

Herc08

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Yes that would be extremely better. But I always go with new parts, which is why I recommend the above prices. I don't like second-hand, because you never know, and you could lose out on a warranty.
 

Herc08

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Ah, not aware of the company, but if they have that good of a warranty, then go for it, I would too as long it's from a trusted vendor.

Get the i5-6500, H110 motherboard, 8GB (I really recommend 16GB) of RAM, and continue to use your 1060.
 

MFT01

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I'd just like to ask would I see a significant jump in performance from my FX 8320 to the i5 6500? How much would it really affect me at 1080p?
 

Herc08

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Well, it's hard to tell, but the old AMD's optimization for utilization cores wasn't the best. I want to say the 6500 should do you just fine and give you the things you need. Pair that with the GTX 1060 and you got a beast that can handle any game.
 

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