Upgrade for future proofing 1080p gaming - from i5 2500k

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Hi,
Been wrestling my brain on this for a while.

Looking to upgrade my 9 year old PC consisting of a i5 2500k, 8gb RAM DDR4 and a GTX 970. Thinking CPU, MOBO and RAM to start.

I mainly play battlefield v. Occasionally stroll into GTAV. Manage 60fps on low settings.
I have the occasional lag where it's struggling but gameplay is fine tbh.

I only have a 1080p monitor and not looking to buy one really as graphics are fine and they're not that important to me. Which means there isn't much point investing in something i5/i7 /5600 ish with a 3060 that i was thinking about as I'm limited to 1080p.

Needs to get me through 5 years so the next GTA and the next couple of Battlefields. Can't see my self playing much beyond a couple of years as we look to start a family.

Not looking to spend a heap of money. £300 or less. So what is the best value set up for 1080p that will probably be good for a few years? Maybe an AMD 3100?

Thanks!
 
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I think you're underestimating how demanding 1080p can be, especially if you're planning on churning through the next few BF games.

The 3100 is more of a sidegrade from your CPU, I would not go below a 3600 or 10400.
 
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Wow and I thought my i5 3570k and 980ti was old haha, I’m looking to upgrade q1 next year so think I may just wait for the new Intel chips to release perhaps
 
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Not looking to spend a heap of money. £300 or less. So what is the best value set up for 1080p that will probably be good for a few years? Maybe an AMD 3100?

Echo the above (@Tetras) - for a significant bump a 3600 (£188) coupled with a B450 MAX (£88) and 16GB of memory (£80) would be worth extra ~£50 compared to the minor bump of a 3100 (made the same jump for my son last year). The 2500K is/was a mighty CPU - especially clocked - and still pulls it's weight in older games.

If you've not done so already, clock the 2500K to ~4.4GHz - an attainable clock which shouldn't involve much tweaking (may even succeed on auto) for easy free bump while you wait.

*The B450 MAX will accommodate 5000 CPUs in the New Year too.
 
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I've had my eye on the 3600 but the price doesn't seem to be coming down? 220?

Yeah it’s old, I was very surprised it ran bfv after not gaming for a few years. I'm running 4.6ghz, anything higher was unstable. Have been from day one. It is a great chip and has lasted 8/9 years, hence i'm hoping to find a similar level chip for the next few years.

you’ve probably confirmed what I thought anyway. Time to try AMD Again.
 
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