Some Help with upgrades

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Hi All,

I am looking for some help or advise, i am keen to either upgrade the parts in the old pc or buy a few new parts and want to make the right choice.

I currently only play warzone.

My current build in

Inter Core i3 - 3240 3.4ghz-4 Core - Processor Socket 1155
MSI Geforce gtx 960 4gb
1tb wd
asrock extreme4 z77
corsair ms3 ddr3 ram 1333 - 12gb
corsair cx430.

I have been going some research and considering going to amd ryzen 5 3400g due to the fact you can change the chips when upgrading without buying a new motherboard paired with asrock b550m & rx580.

Thanks.
 
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Have you got a budget to go by?

Not sure why you are considering a Ryzen 5 3400G as well as an RX 580. Is there a reason you also need onboard graphics?

After further reading i do not in onboard graphic's.

So i have gona for a amd ryzen 3600 - not sure if i should get a b450 or b550 motherboard.

Not sure which gpu to pair it with.
 
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From what you're considering so far, B450 will be fine with room to improve your processor in future. Admittedly, the B550 offers further 'scope' here for CPU upgrades, as well as wifi, but it really depends on what you're planning on doing with the build in future.

Have you got a budget you're working to? And what is the goal you are trying to achieve?

Whilst a Ryzen 5 3600 paired with an RX 580 would run Warzone, it's bottlenecked by that GPU by about 11.5% at 1080p. Estimated 53fps on medium settings
 
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From what you're considering so far, B450 will be fine with room to improve your processor in future. Admittedly, the B550 offers further 'scope' here for CPU upgrades, as well as wifi, but it really depends on what you're planning on doing with the build in future.

Have you got a budget you're working to? And what is the goal you are trying to achieve?

Whilst a Ryzen 5 3600 paired with an RX 580 would run Warzone, it's bottlenecked by that GPU by about 11.5% at 1080p. Estimated 53fps on medium settings

my budget is around £500-£600.

i want to try and get a decent pc to game on with an upgrade it over time.

its just to play warzone.

sorry not sure but it bottlenecked a good or bad thing.
 
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I'd consider just going for the CPU and motherboard for now, the low-end is long overdue a refresh and the RX 580 is over 3 years old. The 3600 is also way overpriced right now, it used to be more like £150 - £160, now it is £200+ anywhere with stock. The 10400F is arguably a better buy at these prices.
 
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i found out my friend has 3600 hardly used for £100 - sorted.

i choose to go with the gigabyte b550 aorus pro so i have some room.

Now just need help picking a better gpu that will last me for a while. - need some help on that i found a few used ones and want to know if they are good or bad as i do not really know much.

nvidia geforce gtx 1660 super - found on ebay for around £200
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 - from ebay around £250-£300
 
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The 1660 Super is too close to new price.
The 2070 I'd wait until there's a 3060 vanilla and buy it new.
 
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Hi All,

i want to pick the best parts and need some advise or help.

I went for the following parts so far:
Gigabyte B550M Matx Pro Aorus Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance Pro CMW16GX4M2C3200C16 16GB PC4-25600 (DDR4-3200) Memory
EVGA Supernova 650 G2 80 Gold 650w Fully Modular Power Supply
GPU - Not yet sure any suggestions

is the 3600x better then the 3600 and how better would it be
 
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