[SOLVED] What should I upgrade next? ***PLEASE HELP***

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Hey all,

Built my PC 4 years ago and have not made a single upgrade since then except an SSD , so I reckon it may be time to drop some cash this Black Friday. My current setup:

CPU: AMD FX-6350 Vishera 6-Core 3.9 GHz Socket AM3+ 125W
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 02G-P4-2966-KR 2GB
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3P (rev. 2.0) AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

Ram: 8BG
Drive: Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD

My question is, what should I upgrade first? If I upgrade my CPU/Mobo/RAM and wait until the future to upgrade the GPU, is the performance upgrade worth it? If I buy a new GPU, will my CPU bottleneck hard? Or vice versa? Thanks in advance to anyone who helps!
 
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boju

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Overhauling is recommended. Some suggestions;

3600/3600x or 3700/3700x

Asus Prime B450 or wait for 550 boards to arrive, they're not too far away.

Ram, 2x 8GB DDR4 3200 CL14.

If need a psu, an Seasonic Focus 600w.
 
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Overhauling is recommended. Some suggestions;

3600/3600x or 3700/3700x

Asus Prime B450 or wait for 550 boards to arrive, they're not too far away.

Ram, 2x 8GB DDR4 3200 CL14.

If need a psu, an Seasonic Focus 600w.
I like the 3600x pick but the ASUS Prime isn't designed for 3rd gen ryzen cpus, I was thinking maybe the MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus..?
 

boju

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Can do that too, if budget allows.

Fyi;


New stock of 4xx boards should all be Zen2 ready. Older stock just needs a Ryzen 1st/2nd to update Bios which PC stores can do for a fee or;

https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/pa-100

Totally up to you of course. See some x570 reviews to narrow down picks.
 
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Can do that too, if budget allows.

Fyi;


New stock of 4xx boards should all be Zen2 ready. Older stock just needs a Ryzen 1st/2nd to update which PC stores can do for a fee or;

https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/pa-100

Totally up to you of course. See some x570 reviews to narrow down picks.
Interesting. Says in the Newegg description it doesn't support 3000 series and had reviews from people who's BIOS didn't work. PCPartPicker also said there may be an issue there.
 
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Yes. I saw it as soon as I Googled the motherboard when you recommended it to me, that's why I said PCPP said there was a warning. May not go with that one bc of that
 

boju

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Fair enough. The warning message explains the bios may need to be updated. That goes for all 4xx boards but depends how old stock levels are. New stock of these boards should have the updated bios already. I do understand your concern however.
 

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