Nov 28, 2017

Build upgrade help

Yo guys,
Holidays are coming and so I decided to upgrade my 2013 gaming PC. I'm actually rocking a MSI GeForce GTX 760 4GB with a AMD FX-8120 overclocked @ 4.2 gHz. I have a budget of 400€ and have no preferences over RED or GREEN team. I'm mostly playing CS:GO, League of Legends and H1Z1 @1080p and I am also planning to buy a 144hz monitor (not included in the 400€ budget). Here is my full actual build specifications:
- CPU : AMD FX-8120 @ 4.2gHz
- MOBO : ASUS Crosshair V Formula
- GPU : MSI GeForce GTX 760 4GB
- RAM : 16 GB DDR3 1666mHz G.SKILL Sniper
- PSU : Antec 750W Gold 80+
- SSD : Crucial M500 120 GB
- HDD : Seagate Barracuda 2 TB
- Cooling : Cooler Master 120mm Seidon

Thanks in advance for your help :)
Cya later,

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As for those games at 144hz the cpu will be your main bottleneck I would suggest it first
However, because you would need to get new ram (which is $100 for 8gb at the moment) and a new motherboard to upgrade to ryzen 3 or 5 which would use ~$3-400 my best recommendation would be to upgrade to Ryzen 5 and leave the GPU the same as you wouldnt be able to afford anything that would be a sizeable upgrade and Nvidia's Pascal and whatever AMD's archetecture is are comming to the end of their lifespan.
That being said if you managed to sell the ddr3 motherboard and CPU for a total of over $250 then I would consider a GTX 1060 6gb, however If you could stretch you budget by another ~$100 then the GTX 1070 would be a much more sizable upgrade
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No problem
I would also suggest that You go with the mai b350 pro carbon rather than the plus as they are almost identical and I can speak from experience (my current build uses this motherboard) that it is fine.
i would also use the money you have saved and inject a little extra to get a 1080ti instead of a GTX 1080 as it is far faster
Stiinkerz Yeah just realized that... If anything I think you should follow through with a new ryzen 3(5 if you can find a way to squeeze it in with the budget.) Buy an 8gb ddr4 2133 mhz(about 100 dollars the cheapest.) Then try to pair it with a GTX 1060 3gb or RX560/470.
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No problem, msg me if you cant find a good pairing of stuff and Ill try to see what i can find. :)
I actually managed to match a Ryzen 5 1500X(150€), 8GB of ddr4, (75€), a Asus Prime A320M-K (60€) and a RX 560 (112€), total is 392€ :)
The main 3 components needing upgrading is RAM, CPU, and of course the motherboard to be able to keep up with the new RAM and CPU versions. RAM isn't much of an issue especially right now where the prices are skyrocketing, so I think you should get a new CPU, GPU, and MOBO. Sorry if the prices are little off used google to translate the price from usd to euro :)

Personally I would go with these:
CPU and MOBO(about £205):

Green Team(about £206):

Red Team(about £190):
Thanks for the quick answer, did help me a lot indeed :)
But actually, i can't buy a new mobo and cpu without replacing the ram too :/
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