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Ok guys, I have been pretty happy with my rig but I bought Warhammer II today and saw it running 30 to 45 FPS on basically medium to low settings and thought maybe it's time to look into some upgrades.

I've done this every few years with help from here and some other sources and haven't been disappointed yet!

Here is my current rig:
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CPU: FX-8350 4GHz (Vishera)
MOBO: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 4GB
PSU: Antec EarthWatts Platinum 650W 80+
CASE: Corsair Obsidian Series 700D ATX Full Tower

So some small tidbits, my budget right now really sucks, as in I can afford one upgrade right now(as soon as something is suggested to me) but I plan to get any and all upgrades suggested to me over the course of the next month or so. Even so, i cant comfortably spend more than 250 on any one upgrade, I know this probably eliminates current high-end video cards but that's not what im shooting for. I would just like bang for my buck so to speak.

I'm not an enthusiast, I don't care about brand name but I prefer Nvidia GPUs, 4k doesn't matter to me either, I am still fine with 1080p and 60fps so keep that in mind if it helps.

For some small comparisons, my current rig also runs Battlefield 1 with medium to low settings and a couple ultra settings (i just use geforce experience recommended) at 60 fps with some dips here and there. Rainbow Six Siege with medium to high also runs at 60 fps.

My recent fps disappointment with Warhammer 2 is something I imagine will continue with newer releases like Destiny 2 and Shadow of War, i'd like to be able to comfortably play the aformentioned games in high or even ultra with 60 fps.

Sorry if this is longer than usual posts but I wanted to get as much info into the first post right out of the gate, anything else just ask. Any help is greatly appreciated please, I have seriously fallen out of the tech game over the past 3 years and just want to game comfortably for the next couple years if possible without spending an arm and a leg.

EDIT: I am curious, there are some comparable mobos to what you suggested that are rated higher and reviewed better for just a couple bucks more, why did you suggest this one specifically?

To make sure there was no confusion, my budget is 'per piece' and not for the whole build per say. I may not be an enthusiast but I am very serious about my gaming (lol) and would like to be somewhat futureproof, I don't want to have to upgrade in 6 months, but more like 2 years.

FINAL EDIT: Using the advice from vapour I decided to go with the R5 1600 with the same mobo he suggested and using some Ripjaws V instead.
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    With your budget, no meaningful upgrade for your gpu, 960 is still decent. I suggest you take the opportunity to upgrade CPU/MB/RAM, then PSU. For the first combo, get this:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.86 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team - Dark Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $247.84
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-29 20:28 EDT-0400
    Then get a Corsair CXM PSU, you can pair gtx 1060 to the new CPU in the future :)
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  2. vapour said:
    With your budget, no meaningful upgrade for your gpu, 960 is still decent. I suggest you take the opportunity to upgrade CPU/MB/RAM, then PSU. For the first combo, get this:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.86 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team - Dark Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $247.84
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-29 20:28 EDT-0400
    Then get a Corsair CXM PSU, you can pair gtx 1060 to the new CPU in the future :)


    I didn't expect the first response to be so comprehensive, thank you for this. Your suggestion for the CPU confirms my recent thoughts that it is the one part I can probably benefit the most from upgrading right now, as it is my oldest component(next to the ram)

    I will definitely bookmark the Corsair and 1060 so I can get it some time from now. Again, I appreciate your help!

    EDIT: I am curious, there are some comparable mobos to what you suggested that are rated higher and reviewed better for just a couple bucks more, why did you suggest this one specifically?

    To make sure there was no confusion, my budget was 'per piece' and not for the whole build per say. I may not be an enthusiast but I am very serious about my gaming (lol) and would like to be somewhat futureproof, I don't want to have to upgrade in 6 months, but more like 2 years.

    That being said, I like the CPU suggestion, just a little concerned with the choice of mobo.
    Reply to exodusonfire
  3. if you watch the market over the next few weeks you might get a better deal . intel are releasing new cpus and this may affect the price of AMD cpus and intels current line up.
    Reply to adiec
  4. adiec said:
    if you watch the market over the next few weeks you might get a better deal . intel are releasing new cpus and this may affect the price of AMD cpus and intels current line up.


    I will keep this in mind, but I am still looking to upgrade now rather than later :D, besides prices aren't that bad right now either.
    Reply to exodusonfire
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