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Best Bang for Buck CPU, Motherboard & RAM Upgrade for Gaming (£300-350)

Hi guys, Im going to be upgrading my MOBO, CPU amd RAM as my old setup is quite old but i have a 1060, im doing the upgrade to run some more CPU intensive games such as Arma 3 and Playerunknowns battlegrounds. The current recommended upgrade i have been given is this:

CPU: Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£178.14 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B250 PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£86.70 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£59.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £324.83

Can anyone find any better parts for better performance and sticking around the £300 mark? Specifically if you know of any sales on good ram/processors. I don't know too much about pc's so please attempt to justify your reasons for picking parts in lamen-ish terms, Thank you very much.

Alternitively this could be a really good setup (i5-7500) in which case just say so, so i can start my upgrading :) Also if you have any tips on the actual manual upgrade such as big no-no;s please post those too as this will be my first ever build/upgrade apart from GPU, which was alot easier.
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  1. It depends on what you choose to do with your system is it only for gaming or some other tasks as well ..if u would elaborate about that would be very helpful to evaluate and help...all the best
  2. Best answer
    AMD?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor (£193.05 @ Ebuyer)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AB350M-Gaming 3 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£79.97 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£67.79 @ Eclipse Computers)
    Total: £340.81
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-17 11:11 BST+0100


    if you go for intel, is there a need for atx motherboard? matx are cheaper
  3. matx being cheaper is a very subjective topic depends on features most likely and i would recommend against gigabytes mobos for ryzen their vrm are very bad.... 4+3 is not a good design get msi ones any msi one except the gaming pro...


    but it still depends on what u would do with it... if gaming only go for intel if ull need for editing, video production, encoding etc etc along with gaming then.... ryzen

    intel is 4-5% better at gaming but ryzen is about 30% better at editing and other stuff
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