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Upgrade from i3 4170 or Switch to a new platform?

Hello forums. I am currently thinking about switching CPUs by the end of the year (Black Friday/Cyber Monday & or Christmas). So I am going to different forums to see if I could get any suggestions and opinions on if I should switch or upgrade, (maybe even stay). My main goal of this upgrade is too get more performance for gaming, and having browsers/videos up in the background. Playing at 1080p currently. I mainly play CS:GO or PUBG, but later on, likely will get other games.

At the moment, I am running a Asus M32AD prebuilt (yea I know), with upgrades. This build currently has a haswell i3 4170, Single 8GB stick, paired with a H81 mobo, if I am not mistaken. (Specs for the prebuilt w/o upgrades - https://www.asus.com/us/Tower-PCs/M32AD/specifications/

I have upgraded the PSu to an EVGA 500w 80+ white, and the gpu to an XFX RX 470 Black Edition (I believe) 4GB.

Also, I am not an expert when it comes to pc hardware and such, and I should probably look more into it, especially with what I am currently using. If you are gonna suggest upgrading to a overclocking chip, I know very little of it and have zero experience on how to overclock.

If there are any other questions, I will try my best to answer them, and any information I couldn't think of, that I should've put on this thread.

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If you are in the US, Frys have a Black Friday deal for a Ryzen 1600 with a B350 motherboard for $189. Right now you can buy a Ryzen 1700X for $209 from Staples (110% price match with Microcenter). And yes, definitely upgrade, especially if you can get good deals like this.

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Switch platforms and go with Ryzen. Amazing future upgrade path filled with all kinds of price and performance options. 

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20 minutes ago, johnukguy said:

If you are in the US, Frys have a Black Friday deal for a Ryzen 1600 with a B350 motherboard for $189. Right now you can buy a Ryzen 1700X for $209 from Staples (110% price match with Microcenter). And yes, definitely upgrade, especially if you can get good deals like this.

Oh, those are some pretty good deals. Thanks!

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18 minutes ago, DrMacintosh said:

Switch platforms and go with Ryzen. Amazing future upgrade path filled with all kinds of price and performance options. 

Oh, cool! Thanks for the help.

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Be careful with Staples though and confirm everything with any price match. Though that deal may already have sold out. The Micro Center and Fry's deals though are still viable.

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Only big expense will be the RAM. Haswell chips are grossly overpriced too though.

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2 hours ago, Zodiark1593 said:

Only big expense will be the RAM. Haswell chips are grossly overpriced too though.

Yea, unfortunately.

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8 hours ago, johnukguy said:

If you are in the US, Frys have a Black Friday deal for a Ryzen 1600 with a B350 motherboard for $189. Right now you can buy a Ryzen 1700X for $209 from Staples (110% price match with Microcenter). And yes, definitely upgrade, especially if you can get good deals like this.

Can you link the deal of the Ryzen 1600 & B350 Mobo?

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Come to think on it, if I sold my cpu, mobo and RAM, I would probably not even be a $100 away from getting a decent Ryzen build myself if I felt so inclined.

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On 11/20/2017 at 11:14 PM, johnukguy said:

 

Wait. If I bought this at the store, I wouldn't need to show the deal or a promo code for the deal right?

 

I'd only need the promo code for ordering it online? Because I couldn't find these deals within my emails.

 

Does anyone know?

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