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Upgrading my CPU, what motherboard do I need?

Hello everyone, i'm looking for some help in regards to my cpu upgrade in the near future. Here is a list of my parts.

GPU: Gtx 1060

CPU: fx-8300

Memory: 12gb ddr3

Motherboard: m51bc-b10

Storage: 2gb HDD / 256gb ssd

Power Supply: 420w | 500w max

 

So as i'm already quite aware, I know my PC parts are all over the place. Currently my gtx 1060 is being bottlenecked by my fx-8300 and i'm looking to upgrade it in the near future. I bought this PC second hand about a year ago and upgraded my GPU from a gtx 960 to a 1060, that's about all the modifications I've done to it except for some cleaning.

 

My question is this, what's a good CPU pair for my 1060, do I *HAVE TO* upgrade my mobo for it to work, do I *HAVE TO* upgrade my power supply for it to work. If I need to upgrade my mobo for the new cpu please give some budget friendly options.

Preferably i'd like to not have to upgrade anything besides the CPU so if you guys have any ideas or suggestions please let me know. If I absolutely have to upgrade something else in order to put in the new CPU i'd like it to be budget friendly. I'm working with around a $260 budget (Give or take some) for the upgrade. Thank you all so much ❤️

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Stick with the 8300 a little longer and save up for this:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $149.99 @ B&H
Motherboard ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $123.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $348.97
  Mail-in rebates -$15.00
  Total $333.97
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-26 00:31 EST-0500  

 

Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.9 Ghz  | Gigabyte AB350M Gaming 3 |  PaliT GTX 1050Ti  |  8gb Kingston HyperX Fury @ 2933 Mhz  |  Corsair CX550m  |  1 TB WD Blue HDD


Inside some old case I found lying around.

 

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FX platform is dead. You'd be wasting your money trying to buy anything to upgrade it.

Go with a new Ryzen system, but you will need a new CPU, new motherboard, and new memory.

 

8 minutes ago, BlueGem said:

Power Supply: 420w | 500w max 

What model PSU is it? Since your PSU apparently has two different wattage ratings for continuous and peak, I'm going to assume that it's complete junk. Should probably replace that too since you're essentially doing a full system upgrade at this point.

 

Keep the SSD, HDD, and GTX 1060. Maybe treat yourself to a new case, but that's up to you.
 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $149.99 @ B&H
Motherboard ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $374.96
  Mail-in rebates -$35.00
  Total $339.96
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-26 00:38 EST-0500  

 

It's over your budget, but take the $260 you already have and save up more for it. Spending $260 on the FX platform is just throwing your money away. You should even be able to sell your current FX motherboard, CPU, and DDR3 memory for some cash to cover the cost of the upgrade.

CPU: Intel i7 6700k  | Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 5 | RAM: 2x16GB 3000MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX | GPU: Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080ti | PSU: Corsair RM750x (2018) | Case: BeQuiet SilentBase 800 | Cooler: Arctic Freezer 34 eSports | SSD: Samsung 970 Evo 500GB + Samsung 840 500GB + Crucial MX500 2TB | Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU + Samsung BX2450

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