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Upgrading for gaming. What to do

So this is my current build from a couple years ago. I'm looking to move up to a more modern but still budget friendly gaming pc. The only game I play on my PC is FFXIV. I would like to bring the graphics up a bit.
I'm trying to figure out what would be the best upgrade for $250-$300 range

Processor: AMD FX 6300 Black Edition Vishera 3.5 GHz Six-Core
Graphics: GTX 950 SC+ GAMING 2GB GDDR5
Memory: 8 GB (2 x 4 GB)
Hard Drive: 250gb SSD
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  1. Both your CPU and GPU could use an upgrade.
    What I would recommend:
    Pentium G4560
    RX 470
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  2. That GPU is more of a lateral transfer than an upgrade and would require a new motherboard. For the very slight change it would offer I couldn't see it as worth it.
    For the card I was thinking about
    Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 Mini 6GB GDDR5 Super Compact Video Card
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  3. Aldross said:
    That GPU is more of a lateral transfer than an upgrade and would require a new motherboard. For the very slight change it would offer I couldn't see it as worth it.
    For the card I was thinking about
    Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 Mini 6GB GDDR5 Super Compact Video Card



    A new motherboard? I hope you mean a new case....
    As for a 1060, it would probably bottleneck that chipset.
    As for the difference, There is a very sizable difference between a 950 and a 470.
    http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-950-vs-AMD-RX-470/3510vs3640
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  4. Why would I require a new case?
    A Pentium G4560 is an intel chipset and I have an amd. Thats why I say a new motherboard.
    When I said GPU in the previous post I meant CPU. The option you said for it has almost identical performance.
    For the GPU I think I'm going with a RX 480 or GTX 1060 but haven't been able to decide what one or iff the CPU should come 1st.
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  5. Aldross said:
    Why would I require a new case?
    A Pentium G4560 is an intel chipset and I have an amd. Thats why I say a new motherboard.
    When I said GPU in the previous post I meant CPU. The option you said for it has almost identical performance.
    For the GPU I think I'm going with a RX 480 or GTX 1060 but haven't been able to decide what one or iff the CPU should come 1st.



    The first thing you should upgrade is CPU. If you go with a 1060 or a 480 the bottleneck cripple your PC.
    If you go with either (1060 or 480) I would recommend an i5 6600 or for AMD a ryzen 1500 when its released.
    As for the case part, since you accidentally said GPU, I said you may need a new case as some cases don't fit long graphics cards.
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  6. Is there a site that you know of that lists what CPU's will work with your current motherboard?
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    Aldross said:
    Is there a site that you know of that lists what CPU's will work with your current motherboard?


    Putting your parts in pcpartpicker.com will tell you if there is a compatibility issue.
    Here is a basic guide:

    i5 = B150, H110, Z170
    i7 = B250, Z270 variants
    FX= AM3
    Ryzen = AM4

    This is a very rough guide. Here are some more direct ones for intel (also a very rough guide):
    Skylake variants: B150, H110, Z170
    Kabylake: B250, Z270 variants
    Haswell: Z97
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  8. Thanks for the help man. Used that sight and I think I can get a much better chop and the 1060 in for around $360. That pretty close to my budget goal.
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  9. Aldross said:
    Thanks for the help man. Used that sight and I think I can get a much better chop and the 1060 in for around $360. That pretty close to my budget goal.



    No problem. I'm happy to help.
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