Upgrading my processor - I would like to program in IDE android studio

I am not sure to which sub part i should post this but i think it is either Hardware - CPU or Develemopment - development mobile app development.

I would like to upgrade my PCs CPU at the moment i have a AMD FX 6300. Also i would like to program in the IDE of android studio so i am not sure if i should upgrade to a AMD CPU or a Intel CPU.

My budget for the CPU is around $150 (This is exclusive form the motherboard an the possible RAM upgrade)

Thank you for reading my post.

its best to come up with a full budget and build from there. not piece meal with the lowest factor being CPU price which is a horrid idea. you have to factor in the price of the board for your CPU as well as a $10 CPU can have a board cost of $500.

moved to build a PC as that is the only worth while move for a CPU upgrade for you.


If you only listen to one thing: don’t skimp on the RAM. You need lots of RAM.

Here is a sample build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3GHz 8-Core Processor $278.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard $64.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $356.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $169.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 560 - 1024 4GB AERO ITX Video Card $168.88 @ OutletPC
Case Cooler Master - HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case $33.00 @ Newegg
Power Supply Cooler Master - MasterWatt 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.49 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1157.12
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $1112.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-03-25 22:13 EDT-0400
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