Update to my budget gaming rig

Hi all! I'm new to the community so hello everyone! 

what is the CPU + Mobo + DDR3 Ram combination that will give me the best gaming performance with a GBP200 budget? (I'm in the UK by the way and will be playing games like Dragon Age 3 and Witcher3 all single player)

I'll compliment this with a: Asus HD 7790 (1GB), a basic 500w PSU and Hyper 212 EVO cooler.

Here are my ideas so far:

CPU: I'm leaning towards AMD FX 8320 due to low price (around 100GBP) and solid OC performance

MOBO: Gigabyte 970A-UD3P should be good enough to do some OC up to 4.5Ghz (75GBP)

RAM DDR3: Any 4gb corsair or Kingston is around 30Gbp (Can add the second one in a few months)

Would this give me 3+years of gaming? Any other combination worth considering? 



Well, what's your current rig?

You can add whatever cpu/mb combo you like but if you're still using the 1gb 7790 dont expect any reasonable gaming experience especially the titles you mention.

If you have even a mediocre cpu/mb/ram combo spend your money on a half decent gpu - r9 280 is a good choice - 3g vram, good core.

Hi Thanks for the replies. My rig is quite old.. Asus P5K Deluxe 4gb of DDR2 ram and E6750 OC to 3.2mhz.. I don't think any of the new GPUs will work with this Mobo..

  • cpu+gpu+ram+mb http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/deejeta/saved/kCsscf  £294.49 overbudget but it just to give you an idea
  • source a Q9550 cpu cheap off ebay - overclock it to 4ghz + say a R9 280. Should be under your budget but may have trouble with future titles.
  • http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/deejeta/saved/63VCmG - i5+mb+ram, slightly over budget but should last a while. You'll just have to source a decent gpu at some stage.
  • Source a 2nd hand cpu/mb/ram combo - X58, 1155, good AM3 (8150 etc) then find a good but not thrashed 2nd hand gpu - 7970, gtx680 etc.

All good options thanks. I went for the used FX8320, 8gb RAM and Gygabyte mobo in the end. Cheers.