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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm looking to upgrade my pc that I bought a while ago. I game on it majority of the time. I play league of legends, pubg, overwatch, and plan on picking up playing Monster Hunter: World and DB FighterZ. I also hope to stream a little. My upgrade budget is $500 - $600 USD. Any help is appreciated! <3

 

Current Specs:

CPU: AMD Fx- 6300

Mobo: MSI 970A - G43

RAM: 2x 8gb Ballistix DDR3

GPU: MSI Gtx 960

HDD: 1TB

PSU: Corsair RM 550

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a 1600, B350 board, 8gb of ram and a gtx 1060 if it fits into the budget.


CPU: Intel i7-4870HQ Heatsink: Coolermaster TPC 812 GPU: Zotac GTX 1070 Mini RAM: Geil DDR3 2x8GB Evo Potenza mobo: MSI B85-IE35 case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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I'm just going to assume you're in the US:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor  ($259.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($29.90 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Motherboard: MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($101.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($87.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Silicon Power - Slim S55 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($67.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $547.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-12 02:24 EST-0500


Make sure to quote or tag me (@JoostinOnline) or I won't see your response!

PSU Tier List  |  How to build a gaming PC for $400US or less   |  The Real Reason Delidding Improves Temperatures

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, JoostinOnline said:

I'm just going to assume you're in the US:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor  ($259.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($29.90 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Motherboard: MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($101.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($87.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Silicon Power - Slim S55 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($67.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $547.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-12 02:24 EST-0500

So no GPU upgrade?

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1 minute ago, ConfessionBear said:

So no GPU upgrade?

No.  Your CPU is what is really slowing you down.  A 960 isn't too bad.

 

I prioritized gaming over streaming in the Intel build.  If you'd prefer to focus on streaming (it won't hurt your gaming performance that much), here's a Ryzen build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor  ($288.27 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($108.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Silicon Power - Slim S55 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($67.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $539.23
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-12 02:30 EST-0500


Make sure to quote or tag me (@JoostinOnline) or I won't see your response!

PSU Tier List  |  How to build a gaming PC for $400US or less   |  The Real Reason Delidding Improves Temperatures

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Here's an option with a R5 1600, 16GB DDR4 and a NVMe SSD. 

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($198.89 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($73.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($204.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($119.99 @ Samsung) 
Total: $597.85
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-12 02:37 EST-0500


PC Specs - AMD Ryzen 7 2700X MSI X370 Gaming Plus 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000 - GTX1070Ti FE 600p 256GB & M550 512GB & 860 Evo 500GB Fractal Define R5 CM G650M W10 Enterprise LTSB 2016

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Posted · Original PosterOP
15 hours ago, JoostinOnline said:

No.  Your CPU is what is really slowing you down.  A 960 isn't too bad.

 

I prioritized gaming over streaming in the Intel build.  If you'd prefer to focus on streaming (it won't hurt your gaming performance that much), here's a Ryzen build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor  ($288.27 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($108.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Silicon Power - Slim S55 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($67.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $539.23
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-12 02:30 EST-0500

Do you think the 960 will be enough to handle DragonBall FighterZ and Monster Hunter World?

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1 minute ago, ConfessionBear said:

Do you think the 960 will be enough to handle DragonBall FighterZ and Monster Hunter World?

No question.  You won't be running them on Ultra, but your GPU is already the strongest part of your system.  It's the rest that needed an upgrade.  Make sure you do a fresh install of Windows on the SSD. It's a pain, but you'll get huge benefits from it.


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PSU Tier List  |  How to build a gaming PC for $400US or less   |  The Real Reason Delidding Improves Temperatures

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