For a little backround, I decided to upgrade/rebuild my old crappy computer with a build based off of my existing processor.
I had an AMD Phenom II x4 945 running at 3ghz in a mobo that capped at 4gigs ddr2, with an SSD running wow, everything else on a 500 gig HDD.
I got a older, but nice, Gigabyte AM3+ mobo to match the socket and 16 gig ram, and reused my current GPU, which is a GeForce GT 740. I also ended up with a new case and a 480w PSU.
This ended up being a good improvent despite the reused parts. Pretty sure it was the ram that made the difference. I went from settings on 2, getting around 40fps, lower in Boralus, to settings on 5 at 60ish FPS everywhere, but with plenty of room for improvement.
My research seems to indicate that the beefiest processor this mobo, GA-970A-DS3P, can handle is the FX 8350 8 core at 4ghz.
Also, it seems that the best bang for your buck GPU replacement is the RX 570.
If I were to only be able to afford one upgrade at a time, with the GPU running twice the cost of the CPU, which one should I buy first?
If I do the cheaper CPU upgrade first, will I notice much of a difference between 3ghz and 4ghz, plus doubling the cores. Or even, would spending 70 bucks on the CPU upgrade be a waste, considering the RX 570 is pretty beefy on its own.