[SOLVED] Althlon 3000G or Celeron G6900

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Looking to upgrade my old i3-3225 office pc. Looking to order parts by end of the day. Pc is only used for tax & accounting software and internet browsing so don't need anything super powerful. Looking for cpu/mobo/memory/storage upgrade and was looking to spend 300-400 tops.
Athlon build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZBpLrD
Celeron build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/FR8qqm

Any advice on the above or suggestions on alternatives greatly appreciated!
 
Something like this is good;

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Celeron G6900 3.4 GHz Dual-Core Processor ($82.54 @ MemoryC)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME H610M-E D4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: ADATA XPG Z1 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar MX330-G Air ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.90 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg Sellers)
Total: $393.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-01-28 12:43 EST-0500

or this

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Athlon 3000G (14nm) 3.5 GHz Dual-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: ADATA XPG Z1 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar MX330-G Air ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.90 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg Sellers)
Total: $385.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-01-28 12:48 EST-0500
 

kanewolf

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Looking to upgrade my old i3-3225 office pc. Looking to order parts by end of the day. Pc is only used for tax & accounting software and internet browsing so don't need anything super powerful. Looking for cpu/mobo/memory/storage upgrade and was looking to spend 300-400 tops.
Athlon build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZBpLrD
Celeron build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/FR8qqm

Any advice on the above or suggestions on alternatives greatly appreciated!
I don't know anything about the RAM you choose, but I would pick a more well known brand. Why? If you have an issue, I don't know how well Neo will stand behind an RMA. Crucial, Corsair, etc will definitely stand behind their products.
I would also get a new power supply. The one in a 3rd generation Intel box has to be way past the "best by" date.
 
Something like this is good;

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Celeron G6900 3.4 GHz Dual-Core Processor ($82.54 @ MemoryC)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME H610M-E D4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: ADATA XPG Z1 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar MX330-G Air ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.90 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg Sellers)
Total: $393.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-01-28 12:43 EST-0500

or this

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Athlon 3000G (14nm) 3.5 GHz Dual-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: ADATA XPG Z1 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar MX330-G Air ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.90 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg Sellers)
Total: $385.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-01-28 12:48 EST-0500
 
Single core performance difference is ~15%-20% (nowhere close to 100%).
In multi-core performance Celeron is weaker.
How do you figure? This is 10nm vs original 22nm. The IPC is 15-20% from rocket lake14nm+++++++++ which was 6% from the prior and so on. Its IPC increase is very likely over 100% 50% (50-75% I did some math) compared to a 10 year old i3.
 
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