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Time to upgrade, help required.

Hey guys. I've been way out the loop for a few years, and recently I've been toying with the idea of upgrading my PC. I've had a mooch around for better gear, but to be honest, it's quite overwhelming, and I just get confused and give up on what a worthy upgrade would be.

Now my PC is getting on the slowboat with recent games.

My current specs are:
AMD FX 6100 (I'm sure this was good, once)
Asus M5A99x Evo
GTX 980 ti Xtreme (6 months old)
8gb Gskill 1600 RAM

I'm thinking, that I could do with a Mobo, CPU and ram combo, which could be a nice kick start back to the game. However, I have no idea what to settle for. This is where you lovely chaps come in.
What's down with the hip kids nowadays?
Budget isn't exactly an issue, but I don't want to go mad and break the bank
I'm UK based, so this might affect sources?

Appreciate any help that comes this way

Many thanks
Tzari
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  1. Top budget?
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  2. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Top budget?


    Ehh, I'd say "around" 400 quid would be a reasonable ball park for me.
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  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.66 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock - B250M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($75.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($114.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $379.64
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-05 13:59 EDT-0400
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    Below 450 quid feasible?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor (£199.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AB350-GAMING 3 ATX AM4 Motherboard (£104.19 @ CCL Computers)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£123.98 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £428.15
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-05 19:00 BST+0100
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  5. Oh wow, thanks for the quick replies.

    I'm all up for near the 450 mark, I'll take a mooch around at those 2 options compared. And see if I'm happy with the extra being spent....

    It looks like people are happy with the Ryzen CPUs :bounce:
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  6. For that sort of cash you'll get a very strong upgrade, and AMD has recently released some very competitive parts.
    And from the Red Team we have: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/coozie7/saved/#view=st8cf7
    And from the blue team: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/coozie7/saved/#view=CMvGXL

    The AMD setup is self explanatory but I've made a odd choice with the Intel one.
    EVERYONE is going to mention that I selected a 'Z' (overclocking friendly) motherboard with a non 'K' (not really overclockable) i5 CPU. The reasons are simple enough: 'B' and 'H' series motherboards don't support fast memory and the CPU likes fast memory. 'B' and 'H' motherboards don't usually have the connectivity or features of 'Z' 'boards. Neither 'B' nor 'H' 'boards are cheap enough to warrant the loss of features compared with a value 'Z' 'board.
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  7. Awesome stuff. I do like the look of the Ryzen, and it sounds cool..... I think I might go down that road.
    I'll look into what you guys have recommended, and do some research. I now have some ideas from you to focus on.

    Thanks for your time you've put into this, I'll update you with any decisions. :)
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