Upgrading old Gaming rig What first GPU CPU RAM

Fx 4100
8192MB RAM
AMD Radeon HD 6670

I wanted to get a Gtx 1060 but am aware of the huge bottleneck if i stuck it in with my cpu. Could the community just give me some thoughts on what to do first should i buy a 1060 and then in a few weeks buy a fx 8350 what order should i do this in i have about 280 dollars and get paid more in a couple weeks. Thank you for your time all thoughts will help
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  1. Save your money and get a new motherboard/CPU/RAM. Don't spend money upgrading an AM3+ system.
    If you won't heed that advice, then you need to list the model of the motherboard, because it will have a specific list of supported CPUs.
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  2. kanewolf said:
    Save your money and get a new motherboard/CPU/RAM. Don't spend money upgrading an AM3+ system.
    If you won't heed that advice, then you need to list the model of the motherboard, because it will have a specific list of supported CPUs.


    I believe i have the AMD 750G Mobo
    If i bought all those it would make my computer run smoother but graphics wouldent change at all would they? What order should i do this if im going to be competitive gaming Esports
    im stuck on getting a gtx 1060 would it do bad paired with a fx 8350 this seems like the cheapest option for more fps
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  3. The other poster is correct. That platform is WAYYYY dead. I just went from a FX8300 to a 6600k. Night and day. Try a Ryzen 5 1400. $165, Asrock b350 chipset, $60. Leaving $55 for ram, not a lot at today's prices, but I got 8 gig 2133 ddr4 for $50 on Amazon less than a month ago. HP/generic but it was actually 2400 crucial. Don't ask me why it had that generic 2133 sticker on it. It has been 100% solid under all tests and gaming. If you have to have more or better ram, go for the Ryzen 3 1300x for $130 but make sure and get the b350 chipset board so you can oc. The cheapest non oc board is still $50 so don't skimp there. Then wait for your next pay and get a video card. Look for used on CL or open box and get a higher performer for less. I have had great success in doing so. EVGA used cards last, at least for me. Good luck.
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  4. shadowsk8r0727 said:
    kanewolf said:
    Save your money and get a new motherboard/CPU/RAM. Don't spend money upgrading an AM3+ system.
    If you won't heed that advice, then you need to list the model of the motherboard, because it will have a specific list of supported CPUs.


    I believe i have the AMD 750G Mobo
    If i bought all those it would make my computer run smoother but graphics wouldent change at all would they? What order should i do this if im going to be competitive gaming Esports
    im stuck on getting a gtx 1060 would it do bad paired with a fx 8350 this seems like the cheapest option for more fps


    A 750G is a chipset. What we need to find the list of supported CPUs is Asus XX750G-VV type description. The actual manufacturer and model number are required, because each manufacturer posts a list of supported CPUs for each model of motherboard and Asus could be different than Gigabyte for the same chipset.
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  5. carlbyronthompson said:
    The other poster is correct. That platform is WAYYYY dead. I just went from a FX8300 to a 6600k. Night and day. Try a Ryzen 5 1400. $165, Asrock b350 chipset, $60. Leaving $55 for ram, not a lot at today's prices, but I got 8 gig 2133 ddr4 for $50 on Amazon less than a month ago. HP/generic but it was actually 2400 crucial. Don't ask me why it had that generic 2133 sticker on it. It has been 100% solid under all tests and gaming. If you have to have more or better ram, go for the Ryzen 3 1300x for $130 but make sure and get the b350 chipset board so you can oc. The cheapest non oc board is still $50 so don't skimp there. Then wait for your next pay and get a video card. Look for used on CL or open box and get a higher performer for less. I have had great success in doing so. EVGA used cards last, at least for me. Good luck.

    Are the ryzens any good? https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-AMD-Ryzen-5-1400-4-core-3-2GHz-3-4GHz-Turbo-Socket-AM4-65W-YD1400BBAEBOX/262941708241?epid=18003300953&hash=item3d388c0fd1:g:btsAAOSwH2VaBlWO

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/ASRock-AB350M-AM4-AMD-Promontory-B350-SATA-6Gb-s-USB-3-1-Micro-ATX-AMD-Motherboa/302282051097?epid=833933952&hash=item46616a0e19:g:iDUAAOSwjghZz7Zp
    im still looking for ram i just found a deal on a different mobo for 34.99
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130918&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=IGNEFL010218&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL010218-_-EMC-010218-Index-_-IntelMotherboards-_-13130918-S1A3A&ignorebbr=1
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