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DeanM

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So, I have this PC:

Mother: Asus Prime B350 Plus
CPU: Ryzen 5 1600X
GPU: Radeon RX480 8GB (XFX edition)
RAM: 2x Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB DDR4-2400MHz (CMK8GX4M2A2400C14)
Storage: 1x 1TB HDD, 1x 1TB SSD, 1x 250GB SSD
Monitors: 1x 27" 144Hz, 1080p and 1x 24", 75Hz, 1080p (both AOC, realy good)
650 power supply, EVGA gold

I use this PC 99% for gaming, like CoDMW (100+ fps in MP, max 100 fps in Warzone :S)
That build is around 3 years old, if I am right. I want to change something in it, but dont know what exactly.
I was thinking to replace the GPU with a new from NVIDIA, the 3000 series, but a dude told me it wont coop with this CPU, it will bottleneck I suppose.

I am fine with my peripherals. I run Win10 Pro and I dont want to Overclock. I am not a fanboy of anyone, I just want a system that runs.
I can pay 500 euros at this time. Any ideas?

Personally, I was thinking for a 3060 with a Ryzen 7 3700X later on
 

MalVeauX

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Heya,

Since it's more about gaming, going up on GPU will always help pretty much. Followed up a CPU to suite. But only if the memory of the bus can handle it. For now, go up on GPU. Later on, maybe consider a motherboard overhaul and latest 3000 series CPU (or Zen3 maybe) later on.

Very best,
 

DooKey

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Check to see if you can flash your current board to accept the 3XXX series CPU's. If so, buy a 3600 CPU and look around to see if you can find a used AMD 5700 GPU. That might fit into your budget and give you a nice gaming boost.
 
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Heya,

Since it's more about gaming, going up on GPU will always help pretty much. Followed up a CPU to suite. But only if the memory of the bus can handle it. For now, go up on GPU. Later on, maybe consider a motherboard overhaul and latest 3000 series CPU (or Zen3 maybe) later on.

Very best,
I agree with this however it is complicated by needing a newer Ryzen to get larger capacity & affordable memory.
Not sure what your budget is but in this case I’d go CPU and upgrade to 16GB minimum (32Gb is better for long term), then wait and see what happens on the GPU front. Still not much known about Nvidia and AMDs new GPUs.

Edit: you have 16GB? If that is the case I’d go GPU first see what happens then CPU second.
 
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