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What is the best motherboard and cpu to go with a gtx 1060 6gB

I currently have an AMD A8-6600K and a discontinued GPU from AMD that i dont know the name of (just incase this is important my motherboard is a ASRock FM2A88X Extream4+) and i was wondering what can i upgrade my CPU and possibly motherboard to so i can game in Med-High setting in 1080p in 2017 i have a budget of around maybe £300 right now my computer setup is

CPU; A8-6600K
GPU: Dont know the name
RAM: 2x4Gb DDR3
PSU: 750W
Motherboard; ASRock FM2A88X Extream4+

(If im forced to i can take recommendations for different GPU/CPU's to fit my budget as all i need is something to play games in Med/High settings in 1080p in 2017)
Thanks for any help
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  1. This should do much better. No problem with high/ultra 1080p if you pair it with a gtx 1060.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1400 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($165.87 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($77.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $315.84
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-27 19:46 EDT-0400
  2. Here it is in pounds. I didn't notice before.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1400 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£151.65 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£75.47 @ BT Shop)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£67.49 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £294.61
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-28 00:49 BST+0100
  3. Best answer
    Hello , I managed to build some budget pc's in my life, I will give you two setups one with gpu and one without :
    1.With gpu : https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/BLvgyf - 314 gbp
    2.Without gpu : https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/NTdpLD - 287 gbp

    ps. I personally have pentium g4560 it's just fine for gaming thanks to it's 2 cores and 4 threads (enabled hyperthreading) , it's basicaly like i3-6100. I have tested it with 1050ti because my friend borrowed me his and it runs very nicely on all games in 1080p I highly reccomend the rig with gpu :)
  4. jakubek160 said:
    Hello , I managed to build some budget pc's in my life, I will give you two setups one with gpu and one without :
    1.With gpu : https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/BLvgyf - 314 gbp
    2.Without gpu : https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/NTdpLD - 287 gbp

    ps. I personally have pentium g4560 it's just fine for gaming thanks to it's 2 cores and 4 threads (enabled hyperthreading) , it's basicaly like i3-6100. I have tested it with 1050ti because my friend borrowed me his and it runs very nicely on all games in 1080p I highly reccomend the rig with gpu :)



    Your link to the one with gpu isn't working. I wasn't sure if the gpu needed to be included or not. I figured that with the 1060 6gb costing a big portion of the budget that it was without.
  5. jpe1701 said:
    jakubek160 said:
    Hello , I managed to build some budget pc's in my life, I will give you two setups one with gpu and one without :
    1.With gpu : https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/BLvgyf - 314 gbp
    2.Without gpu : https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/NTdpLD - 287 gbp

    ps. I personally have pentium g4560 it's just fine for gaming thanks to it's 2 cores and 4 threads (enabled hyperthreading) , it's basicaly like i3-6100. I have tested it with 1050ti because my friend borrowed me his and it runs very nicely on all games in 1080p I highly reccomend the rig with gpu :)



    Your link to the one with gpu isn't working. I wasn't sure if the gpu needed to be included or not. I figured that with the 1060 6gb costing a big portion of the budget that it was without.


    For me all the links are working. I included pentium g4560 , b250 motherboard which is 10 gbp more , so he don't need to update bios with h110 motherboard and there are also 2x4gb crucial ballistix ram and 1050 ti from gigabyte , it's the most that he can pull out from 300 gbp.
  6. Jakubek160, yeah I probably just hit the wrong link. Yeah that's a good build.
  7. jpe1701 said:
    Jakubek160, yeah I probably just hit the wrong link. Yeah that's a good build.


    I personally have almost the same thing (apart from ram , I have a crucial ram but without the plastic shroud because it was cheaper by 40 usd in Poland). The 300 gbp with the gpu is the most you can get out of this money. Highly recommend it. One more thing to mention , I was using gigabyte cards quite a lot , but never used gigabyte 1050 ti , I only was in touch with EVGA Superclocked 1050 ti , but this one should be good enough! :)
  8. I was wondering would it be a better choice for me if i decided to get something like a rx 470 or 480 or something similar to it instead of a gtx 1060 with my type of budget? because i see that some of the rx 470 boards i can keep my old ram as they allow DDR3 ram in them and i dont really feal like upgrading my ram.
  9. What do you mean by rx 470 board? a gtx 1060 and rx 470/480 use the same type of slot on the motherboard so there is no difference in the motherboard. Unless you buy used I think you will be paying the same or more for something older that uses ddr3. I think your best bet is the Pentium g4560 build jakubek160 posted or something similar. If you buy older you are going to need at least an i3 because the pentiums didn't have hyperthreading until this year and that will cost double, negating any saving.
  10. hmm thanks for telling me, ill probably end up going with the pentium build so thanks for your helps guys.
  11. EliteGhostKillz said:
    hmm thanks for telling me, ill probably end up going with the pentium build so thanks for your helps guys.


    I have used the pentium with gtx 1060 , 1050 ti , rx 580 , rx 570 and gtx 1070. The performance if very good for the money! I highly recommend if you want a cheap good and snappy system. It runs the best with nvidia cards so get the 1060 instead of 580 , because 580 is not as good as 1060. :)
  12. You are very welcome, glad to assist. The 1050ti is pretty good too, I picked one up a couple weeks ago made by Gigabyte and it boosted about 350 mhz more than its advertised clock speed.
  13. Guys i just wanted to ask something quickly and see if you guys think its a good idea as you guys have more knowledge in this area than i do, im planning on getting the pentium with its board and a gtx 1060 (i know this will bottleneck, but from what ive heard it should be fine for a temporary set up)with 8gb ddr4 ram and then hopefully in a few years im going to upgrade the cpu to an i5 or something to better fit the gpu as right now i obviously dont have enough money for an i5 along with a gtx 1060 and just getting the gtx 1060 is stretching my budget far.
  14. Yeah that will be fine.
  15. Kk, and again thanks for your help guys you really helped me get the best bang for my buck.
  16. Glad to help. I like to see these things get a good resolution. Happy gaming!
  17. Ive come back for one final confirmation as to what to get this is what ive picked on pc parts picker

    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/

    but i was wondering if i should change the board to this

    https://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157732&cm_re=b250-_-13-157-732-_-Product

    or if there was a better price/performance GTX 1060 6Gb for me?
  18. The second board is an Intel board so it won't work with your build. The Evga 1060 is good, and the pascal chips are just really good in general so you shouldn't have any problem overclocking it to equal any of the faster cards. My 1050ti runs about 350 MHz faster than its specs say without even overclocking it, and my 1070 is right around there too.
  19. Oh and yeah that's a great build. I'm envious because I've been wanting a Ryzen 1600 build myself.
  20. Send me a proper link to your build on pcpartpicker. You don't copy and paste the link from the top , but it shows up above the final product. Show me that and I will modify it for you to get it the cheapest and the best as you can buy it. :)
  21. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/FGCLXH Here ya go.

    (Also i just wanted to say im probably gonna get this a bit later, as im planning on buying a ps4 first as im going to be playing with friends while my pcs more for gaming with mods and for games that are exclusive to pc or are not on ps4 and was just making sure to have a good pc set up that would still be viable for a few years so i knew that i could upgrade without worrying about thing too much)

    (also because the prices should come down a little bit :p)
  22. You would need a new gpu with it. Here are the options.

    1.gtx 1050 ti. : https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/TPK2M8

    2.gtx 1060 6gb. : https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/FGCLXH

    3.If you don't have an ssd I suggest you buy whis one as well with the build. : https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/RzfmP6/pny-internal-hard-drive-ssd7cs1311120rb
  23. thanks i might buy the ssd now so i have it ready for when i buy the rest of the parts.
  24. Remember to reinstall your system. You need to do it with a new cpu and gpu. :)
  25. Ill probably end up buying a new windows 10 disc as i lost my windows 7 home pro disc so i wont be able to download it again.
  26. most likely the last thing i will ask about but is there any chance i could use one of these cpus instead and if i can will they have a longer life than the pentium G4560 (as in i wont have to swap them for a looooong time)

    Intel Xeon X3460 CPU 2.8GHz 8M Quad Core (Socket LGA1156) (found this on average around £35.96)
    Intel i5 2500K Quad-Core 3.3GHz (LGA 1155) (found this on average around £61.96)

    ive also heard there motherboards are going cheap around this time
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