- Jul 18, 2003
My son is wanting to upgrade his computer. I think the AMD path with a B450 motherboard is the way to go currently since he's wanting to do a full system overhaul. Cost is an issue, as he'd like to get it all for around $400 (only needs CPU, motherboard, and 16GB DDR4) or less if possible. My suggestion is to get a 2600x at Microcenter for $99 and upgrade to 3000 or 4000 series CPU later down the road if needed. He'll be pairing whatever we build with a GTX 1080. A 3600x is about $100 more than the 2600x. For mainly gaming, is the additional cost worth it? I think no, but I'd like to get other opinions if you think it is worth it and why. TYIA for your thoughts.