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Looking To Upgrade My Current Build Open To Suggestions

Looking into upgrading my Graphics Card and Processor.
Open To Any Suggestions But Would Prefer Intel And Nvidia.


Product list with current pricing.
Motherboard : Asus M5A97 R2.0 = $74.99
Processor : Amd fx 8320 = $119.99
Processor Cooler : CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 Liquid Cooler = $64.99
Graphics card : Sapphire radeon r9 270x 4gb editon = $249.99
Hard drive #1 : Western digital 500gb = $138.69
Hard drive #2 : Generic 250gb = Unknown Original pc part from when i bought it.
Power Supply : Generic 700w Power Supply = Unknown Original pc part from when i bought it.
Ram : 8GB of g Skill Ripjaws X = $52.99
Currently In The Mail : Corsair Force LE 2.5" 120GB = $14.99


I also Thought About Keeping My Amd Fx 8320 And Just Overclocking It To The Maximum Amount That You Should. I was going to do 4GHZ. I have seen people overclock them to 4.5 but wasn't really interested in maxing it out unless i get a new graphics card.

For the Processor,
I want to go with Intel this time around and just keep the liquid cooler that i have currently if i could.
Looking at an I7, but would settle for one of the best I5's.
Best suggestions would be welcome.
And for the Graphics i would like to go with Nvidia but Im open to any suggestions.

Links To All My Current Computer Parts
Motherboard = $74.99 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131873
Processor = $119.99 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113285
Processor Cooler = $64.99 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181030
Graphics Card = $249.99 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=0B1-00MN-00021&cm_re=sapphire_r9_270x_4gb-_-0B1-00MN-00021-_-Product
Hard Drive #1 = $138.69 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073
RAM = $52.99 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231488&cm_re=8gb_g_skills_ripjaw_x-_-20-231-488-_-Product
SSD: $14.99 http://www.ebay.com/itm/182506699264?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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    Your system is reasonably balanced so either upgrade will most likely leave the other bottlenecking (CPU or GPU) but at this point in time i think the best thing to do would be grab a new Graphics Card depending on what you are trying to achieve. Ryzen 3/5 is coming out soon and probably 8th Gen Intel soon after near the end of this year so i would wait for them to hit the market before making any upgrade suggestion on that since Ryzen should be only a few weeks away if i'm not mistaken. You'll probably get a modest OC on that cooler but to be honest your CPU is quite outdated and will probably bottleneck most the GPUs in modern games that rely on the CPU just as much as the GPU. Best grab a nice GPU within your budget/needs and wait a bit later for CPU/MOBO/RAM. Hope this helps :)

    As for the GPU i would recommend based on the following:

    1080p Low/Medium or 720p Highish > GTX 1050 or RX 460
    1080p Medium/High > RX 470 4GB
    1080p High/Ultra > RX 480 8GB or GTX 1060 6GB
    Higher than 1080p > Depends how much higher but probably a GTX 1070 at most so you don't bottleneck so much with the CPU for now.
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