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Should I upgrade my FX 8120 or my 1050ti?

As the title says I want to know whether or not I should upgrade my CPU or my GPU as both will end up being the same price. Currently I can either get myself a  gtx1060 6g or get myself a ryzen 5 2600 with motherboard and an 8 gig stick of RAM. Currently I have a Zotac 1050ti and I'm not sure if it's being bottlenecked by my CPU as sometimes I get decent performance and other times I get horrendous performance. Also for day-to-day tasks it feels like my CPU is showing its age. Any help is appreciated. Games I struggle for performance in are Borderlands 2, Squad, space engineers, Killing floor 2, Garry's Mod, War Thunder, Dark Souls 3, honestly mostly all of them lol I get really bad stuttering which is quite annoying and for some of these games it almost gets to be unplayable Borderlands can get down to 20 FPS sometimes when I'm clearing through a large amount of enemies and Space Engineers can get down to 1 FPS and stay there for a few minutes. As for Squad I'm lucky if it runs at all but I'm not sure what's causing this. I have a few games of that run okay like Elite dangerous and a few others but they're few and far between. And Skyrim with even a hint of mods runs like garbage. Oh and don't even get me started on Arma 3...

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Upgrade the CPU

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Upgrade your CPU first, that's more of a limiting factor.

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Get new CPU.

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id go with a a cpu upgrade, but try to get 16gb of ram. 2x8

check the qvl list for best supported ram too.

 

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Like everyone else said, CPU for sure. The FX series isn't much good at all nowadays, whereas the 1050 Ti can handle AAA titles on 1080p medium quite well (often with ultra textures, not many games use more than 4GB on 1080p in my experience). Especially in ARMA 3 and such, the CPU is what's holding you back. Arma specifically is basically single threaded so it needs good single core perf, something the R5 2600 has (while being cheaper than the Intel alternatives that are a bit better, but the price/performance isn't so good), and FX is terrible at. 

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1 hour ago, narrdarr said:

id go with a a cpu upgrade, but try to get 16gb of ram. 2x8

check the qvl list for best supported ram too.

 

I don't have the money to pay for two sticks so I'm going to have to stick with one 8 gig stick only for now though

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1 hour ago, Zando Bob said:

Like everyone else said, CPU for sure. The FX series isn't much good at all nowadays, whereas the 1050 Ti can handle AAA titles on 1080p medium quite well (often with ultra textures, not many games use more than 4GB on 1080p in my experience). Especially in ARMA 3 and such, the CPU is what's holding you back. Arma specifically is basically single threaded so it needs good single core perf, something the R5 2600 has (while being cheaper than the Intel alternatives that are a bit better, but the price/performance isn't so good), and FX is terrible at. 

Sounds fair enough. Thanks alot everyone looks like I'll be upgrading my CPU. As for those worried about my memory that I'm getting for it from what I have seen 8 gigabytes seems to be okay for now and hopefully when I do buy more the RAM prices will have dropped. I also have yet to see my system use more than 5 gigs of RAM for a game, as I tend to play on Lower settings

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3 minutes ago, xXfunn105Xx said:

Sounds fair enough. Thanks alot everyone looks like I'll be upgrading my CPU. As for those worried about my memory that I'm getting for it from what I have seen 8 gigabytes seems to be okay for now and hopefully when I do buy more the RAM prices will have dropped. I also have yet to see my system use more than 5 gigs of RAM for a game, as I tend to play on Lower settings

You can get 16GB (2x8GB) kit of 2666-3000MHz RAM for around $95 right now IIRC, which is a pretty good price. Heck, I even got 2x8GB 2666Mhz SODIMM (laptop RAM) for $99 the other day, and that stuff is usually quite expensive. 

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21 minutes ago, Zando Bob said:

You can get 16GB (2x8GB) kit of 2666-3000MHz RAM for around $95 right now IIRC, which is a pretty good price. Heck, I even got 2x8GB 2666Mhz SODIMM (laptop RAM) for $99 the other day, and that stuff is usually quite expensive. 

I'm in Canada the lowest I've seen for 16 gigs is $140 at least on Amazon and Newegg

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Here's another question I can either go for some more RAM or go for a better motherboard. I'm currently looking at a cheap ASRock B450M-HDV AM4 AMD Promontory motherboard. And when I say cheap it is quite cheap however with my current setup I am just barely under $500. Or I can drop one of the sticks of RAM and increase my budget for my motherboard a little bit. What do you guys think I should do

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