Planning on upgrading my PC

I have bought my gpu (cost me $150) recently and played PUBG and I'm having lag issues like framerates dropping this is probably my cpu is bottleneck and my fps from 30 to 10, now i'm planning to buy new CPU that is compatible with my gpu and also buying a new motherboard and ram that is compatible with my gpu, what do you think should I upgrade here's my specs:

CPU: AMD A6-7400K (planning on buying a new one what's the best?)
RAM: 8GB (6.96Usable) Dual-Channel DDR3 (planning an upgrade also)
Motherboard: MSI A68HM-E33 V2 (planning an upgrade too)
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4gb GDDR5 (recently bought probably not planning to buy a new gpu because it's $150)
Storage: 500gb

my budget's probably $300
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  1. Hi,

    Best processor for 110$ is AMD Ryzen 3 1200.

    Asus STRIX B350-F motherboard is solid motherboard for 130$.

    Go with Corsair vengeance LPX-DDR 4 8gb 2400 for 99.99$.

    www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-CMK8GX4M1A2400C14R-Vengeance-2400MHz-Memory/dp/B00UVN2B8K.

    Total budget =340$.But it will be worth it.
    Reply to ishaan.iks
  2. ishaan.iks said:
    Hi,

    Best processor for 110$ is AMD Ryzen 3 1200.

    Asus STRIX B350-F motherboard is solid motherboard for 130$.

    Go with Corsair vengeance LPX-DDR 4 8gb 2400 for 99.99$.

    www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-CMK8GX4M1A2400C14R-Vengeance-2400MHz-Memory/dp/B00UVN2B8K.

    Total budget =340$.But it will be worth it.


    Is all this compatible with GTX 1050 Ti 4gb?
    Reply to jiopolicarpio1
  3. yes your 1050ti will be compatible with all upgrades.

    Remember you may need to still purchase WINDOWS 10.

    For your budget you've got a couple of options, first being the Ryzen1200 as suggested. Here's my take on it, it's a budget build and that's where it should end. CPU+Mobo capable of 4GHZ OC and ram that's it.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.00 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($71.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($106.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $287.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-01 12:14 EST-0500


    or you could reach a little higher


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($167.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($71.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($106.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $346.46
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-01 12:22 EST-0500
    Reply to gussrtk
  4. Yes ,it’s compatible.
    Go with the parts that I have listed to you before.
    Reply to ishaan.iks
  5. ishaan.iks said:
    Yes ,it’s compatible.
    Go with the parts that I have listed to you before.


    Okay guys i've look at partpicker and this components are near from my store it this good enough? here's the link at pcpartpicker
    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/49R6TH (my cpu, motherboard, memory) is this compatible with my gtx 1050 ti 4gb?
    Reply to jiopolicarpio1
  6. well if you want a microATX board, then alright. I saw your CPU change it's fair if you want to pay a little extra, it does have a little extra potential.

    your ram is not a good choice,
    first you should buy 2x sticks (so then, 4gb each) to be able to utilize dual channel mode of the ram (faster operation). And since the motherboard has 4 slots for ram, you can always buy another 2x4 later on (to get the sweet spot 16gb).
    second, I would still suggest around 3000mhz, they are not too far off in pricing and you'll get an overall better performance.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($106.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $106.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-02 15:54 EST-0500


    20$ difference?[/b

    Memory: Kingston - ValueRAM 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Total: $86.99
    Reply to gussrtk
  7. gussrtk said:
    well if you want a microATX board, then alright. I saw your CPU change it's fair if you want to pay a little extra, it does have a little extra potential.

    your ram is not a good choice,
    first you should buy 2x sticks (so then, 4gb each) to be able to utilize dual channel mode of the ram (faster operation). And since the motherboard has 4 slots for ram, you can always buy another 2x4 later on (to get the sweet spot 16gb).
    second, I would still suggest around 3000mhz, they are not too far off in pricing and you'll get an overall better performance.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($106.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $106.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-02 15:54 EST-0500


    20$ difference?[/b

    Memory: Kingston - ValueRAM 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Total: $86.99


    So this is alot better than mines? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bT39M8
    Reply to jiopolicarpio1
  8. the CPU/Motherboard on your new list is the same, it's fine as it were (although I still think you should just get the ryzen 1200 and overclock it, but the 1300x is a little more headache free and will work about as well without OC)

    but yes, the ram that's on your new list will give you a much better system (if you are installing this upgrade by yourself, remember that there are 4 Ram slots, and the 2 ram sticks go into the same colored ram slot. so you will probably have 2 black slots and 2 gray slots, choose a color and install it in either gray or black one ---- in Bios you'll also have to activate the 2933Mhz speed for the ram, you may have an XMP button switch on your motherboard too that will need to be turned on, but this all can be figured out once you are putting it together).


    I also wanted to show you this option, but I forgot...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($121.73 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Killer SLI/ac ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($106.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $338.71
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-03 08:22 EST-0500

    in most games, the i3 gets much better FPS than the Ryzen3, you can have a look at youtube comparisons between the two chips, but this is a bit out of your budget
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  9. gussrtk said:
    the CPU/Motherboard on your new list is the same, it's fine as it were (although I still think you should just get the ryzen 1200 and overclock it, but the 1300x is a little more headache free and will work about as well without OC)

    but yes, the ram that's on your new list will give you a much better system (if you are installing this upgrade by yourself, remember that there are 4 Ram slots, and the 2 ram sticks go into the same colored ram slot. so you will probably have 2 black slots and 2 gray slots, choose a color and install it in either gray or black one ---- in Bios you'll also have to activate the 2933Mhz speed for the ram, you may have an XMP button switch on your motherboard too that will need to be turned on, but this all can be figured out once you are putting it together).


    I also wanted to show you this option, but I forgot...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($121.73 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Killer SLI/ac ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($106.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $338.71
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-03 08:22 EST-0500

    in most games, the i3 gets much better FPS than the Ryzen3, you can have a look at youtube comparisons between the two chips, but this is a bit out of your budget


    Okay thanks, i'll research about the intel later on.
    Reply to jiopolicarpio1
  10. gussrtk said:
    the CPU/Motherboard on your new list is the same, it's fine as it were (although I still think you should just get the ryzen 1200 and overclock it, but the 1300x is a little more headache free and will work about as well without OC)

    but yes, the ram that's on your new list will give you a much better system (if you are installing this upgrade by yourself, remember that there are 4 Ram slots, and the 2 ram sticks go into the same colored ram slot. so you will probably have 2 black slots and 2 gray slots, choose a color and install it in either gray or black one ---- in Bios you'll also have to activate the 2933Mhz speed for the ram, you may have an XMP button switch on your motherboard too that will need to be turned on, but this all can be figured out once you are putting it together).


    I also wanted to show you this option, but I forgot...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($121.73 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Killer SLI/ac ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($106.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $338.71
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-03 08:22 EST-0500

    in most games, the i3 gets much better FPS than the Ryzen3, you can have a look at youtube comparisons between the two chips, but this is a bit out of your budget


    True, but you can also overclock the AMD cpu where intel you cant. But yes, this would be a good config if you want to run stock.
    Reply to ohenryy
  11. i checked Ryzen 1200 OC at 4.0Ghz vs intel i3-8100. Was actually surprised that intel still was ahead in most games... unless you find something else
    Reply to gussrtk
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