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CPU bottleneck help

So I have an Intel I5 3450 CPU that is causing some bottleneck problems, and im thinking about upgrading to an AMD cpu because im a little short on money. I also think my ram is a bit outdated.

Can anyone tell me what I should buy in this situation, thanks!

My other specs are:

RAM:                 32 GB DDR3 1067 MHz

CPU:                 I5 3450 3.40 ghz

GPU:                MSI gtx 1070

Motherboard:   MSI z77 mpower

Storage:           A Samsung SSD 840 Series

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you can do two things: get a 2700/2600 with ddr4 and a new mobo.

or get something like a second hand 4770k/4790k with a new mobo

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get a second hand i7 3770K and overclock it to the sky!

Personal Desktop":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.

Luna, the temporary Desktop:

CPU: Intel Core i7 10700KF @ 5.0Ghz (5.1Ghz 4-core) |~| Cooling: bq! Dark Rock 4 Pro |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z490 UD |~| RAM: 32G Kingston HyperX @ 2666Mhz CL13 |~| GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800 (Reference) |~| PSU: Corsair HX1000 80+ Platinum |~| Windows Boot Drive: 2x 512GB (1TB total) Plextor SATA SSD (RAID0 volume) |~| Linux Boot Drive: 500GB Kingston A2000 |~| Storage: 4TB WD Black HDD |~| Case: Cooler Master Silencio S600 |~| Display 1 (leftmost): Eizo (unknown model) 1920x1080 IPS @ 60Hz|~| Display 2 (center): BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 1920x1080 TN @ 240Hz |~| Display 3 (rightmost): Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 3840x2160 IPS @ 60Hz 10-bit |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro (games / art) + Linux (distro: NixOS; programming and daily driver)
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The only upgrade path that makes sense to me is a Ryzen am4 motherboard, 2600x, and ram. You're kinda stuck unless you replace everything at once. Upgrading to another Intel ddr3 compatible motherboard doesn't make very much sense to me unless you get a really great deal. 

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12 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

you can do two things: get a 2700/2600 with ddr4 and a new mobo.

or get something like a second hand 4770k/4790k with a new mobo

Thanks for the info, I think this can work, but what kind of motherboard do I need, like a realy expensive one or is a cheap one good aswell?

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Anything that can overclock. Not like aliexpress cheap, but something good for a fair price from a brand like msi, asrock, asus or gigabyte

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3 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

Anything that can overclock. Not like aliexpress cheap, but something good for a fair price from a brand like msi, asrock, asus or gigabyte

And for ddr4 ram? is it worth spending more than 60$ on it or is the CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 8GB a good one?

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I recommend 16 gigs. That would cost almost double that. Vengeance is a good one tho, but for ryzen get at least 3000 mhz

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