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Uograde options please

I want to upgrade my build (on a tight budget) but not sure where to start. My system specs are...

Asus tuf b450 pro gamer atx mobo

Ryzen 3 2300x

2x 8gb corsair vengeance lpx ddr4 2400

Zotac gtx 970

 

Not certain which components to uograde for better oerformace. I have a 1080p 27 inch benq monitor. And suggestions woukd be gratefull. 

 

My budget is about £150ish. 

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have you already purchased these specifications?

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I'd say probably your CPU.

Leonidas

Specs: Ryzen 7 3700x | AMD 6800 XT Midnight Black | MSI B550 Gaming Plus | Corsair Dominator CL16 3200 MHz 32GB | be quiet! Silent Base 802

Monitors: Acer Nitro XV272U 1440p 170Hz IPS / Acer KG240 1080p 144Hz TN | SSDs: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB / WD SN550 1TB  / Samsung 860 Evo 500GB

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43 minutes ago, scoobydoo10uk2000 said:

I want to upgrade my build (on a tight budget) but not sure where to start. My system specs are...

Asus tuf b450 pro gamer atx mobo

Ryzen 3 2300x

2x 8gb corsair vengeance lpx ddr4 2400

Zotac gtx 970

 

Not certain which components to uograde for better oerformace. I have a 1080p 27 inch benq monitor. And suggestions woukd be gratefull. 

 

My budget is about £150ish. 

Upgrade your CPU to the 3300x I would say. The RAM is pretty slow though, you might want to save up for 3200mhz or at least 3000mhz RAM as well. Later on if you are willing to spend more money AMD's next generation of GPUS or nvidia AMPERE (3000 series/2600 series) will offer (probably) really great value. Any gpu at less than maybe 200 or even 300 euros would be a downgrade or sidegrade. You also may want to take a look at a high-refresh monitor if that benq isnt.

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based on limited knowledge and experience. I'm going to be incorrect at times. 
My build:
CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

Notes:
Spoiler

To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

Motherboard Tier List                   How many watts do I need?
Best B550 Motherboards             Best Intel Z490 Motherboards

PC Troubleshooting                      You don't need a big PSU

PSU Tier List                                Common pc building mistakes 
PC BUILD Guide! (POV)              How to Overclock your CPU 

 

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2 hours ago, Smoox said:

have you already purchased these specifications?

Yes. I build this a few months ago

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I was thinking on the 3600 or 3700. And i hope to get 3200mhz corsair ram too.  Just a shame i cant afford a 1080 gpu. Will i bottleneck any where on my present build or if i upgraded to the 3600

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