Looking to start upgrading. Thanks

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Here is what I have right now. I have not gamed in a while. Was looking to upgrade. Where would you start?
Thank you!

CPU: *Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.3GHz
Motherboard: *ASRock P67 Fatality
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Storage: SAMSUNG 860 Pro Series 2.5" 1TB SATA III V-NAND 2-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive x2
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card R9 390 GAMING 8G
Case: Cool Master
Power Supply: MOD XStream Pro 600W
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit
 
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Either of these boards + cpu coolers will allow you to run those cpu's with the power limits turned off in the bios. It's a round a bout way of OC those chips.

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144396
MSI MAG B560M BAZOOKA $139.99

or ...

https://www.quietpc.com/asus-b560m-plus-tuf
ASUS TUF GAMING B560M-PLUS WIFI $151.00

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/intel-core-i5-11400-11th-generation-6-core-12-thread-2-6-to-4-4-ghz-lga1200-locked-desktop-processor/6452218.p?skuId=6452218
Intel Core i5-11400 $189.99

https://www.amazon.com/Gelid-Solutions-Phantom-Cooler-Case/dp/B076KYYSRW
Gelid Solutions Phantom CPU Cooler $36.99

or ...

https://www.amazon.com/Mugen-Rev-CPU-Cooler-Support/dp/B06ZYB8K77/
Scythe Mugen 5 Rev.B CPU Air Cooler $49.99

or ...

https://www.amazon.com/Original-Design-Towers-Cooler-SCFM-2000/dp/B07QMK5R45/
Scythe Fuma 2 CPU Air Cooler $59.99

https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Ballistix-Desktop-Gaming-BL2K8G32C16U4B/dp/B083TRRT16/
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3200MHz 16GB (8GBx2) CL16 $87.99

A better look at those boards.


https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards-Components/Motherboards/All-series/TUF-GAMING-B560M-PLUS-WIFI/

Review of that cpu. Look for Core i5 11400F + Opt on the benchmarks.

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/intel-core-i5-11400f-processor-review,1.html
 
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I am upgrading as well. My first move was the GPU, since they are so hard to get, i wasnt going to spend all sorts of money on all the other parts just to have them sitting around until i got the GPU. Luckily i got the card i wanted, and am now going to move on to getting the rest, but the next one after GPU for me is the CPU/MOBO and then the case, or vice versa.
 

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