Question Build Time... Help please?

itsame

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It's time for me to finally upgrade my primary computer into the next gen.

Current build:
GTX- 750ti
AMD FX- 8350
24GB RAM (combined)
Windows 10

I'm looking at the B-450 Tomahawk Max II and the Ryzen 5 5600X (or would the 3600X be sufficient?)

I don't do much gaming, and don't really care about graphics anyways. I switch between some TVs for gaming since my monitor is pretty small.
Games I do play are Civ VI, Fire Pro Wrestling Returns, and occasionally some Dragon's Dogma or Dragon's Quest XI.

I do a lot of graphic design and music recording, so that's where the bulk of my RAM will go, I'm thinking 32-64gb?

Also, any thought on Windows 11?

Thanks in advance for any input and advice.
 

kanewolf

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It's time for me to finally upgrade my primary computer into the next gen.

Current build:
GTX- 750ti
AMD FX- 8350
24GB RAM (combined)
Windows 10

I'm looking at the B-450 Tomahawk Max II and the Ryzen 5 5600X (or would the 3600X be sufficient?)

I don't do much gaming, and don't really care about graphics anyways. I switch between some TVs for gaming since my monitor is pretty small.
Games I do play are Civ VI, Fire Pro Wrestling Returns, and occasionally some Dragon's Dogma or Dragon's Quest XI.

I do a lot of graphic design and music recording, so that's where the bulk of my RAM will go, I'm thinking 32-64gb?

Also, any thought on Windows 11?

Thanks in advance for any input and advice.
I wouldn't get a 3600 today and I wouldn't recommend Windows 11 over Windows 10.
For both graphic design and music, large fast storage is just as important as RAM. So a 2 TB SSD would be recommended.
 

itsame

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I guess listing my current RAM was pointless since it'd need to be replaced with DDR-4 anyway.
But you're saying stick to the 5600x?
What about RAM?
I have PLENTY of storage options, I'm not worried at all about SSDs or the like.
 

kanewolf

Titan
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I guess listing my current RAM was pointless since it'd need to be replaced with DDR-4 anyway.
But you're saying stick to the 5600x?
What about RAM?
I have PLENTY of storage options, I'm not worried at all about SSDs or the like.
2x16GB for RAM -- 3200 speed, don't spend a lot extra for faster. If you want to spend more get the 64GB -- 2x32GB.
Yes, stick with the 5600 it is the price/performance sweet spot for AMD.
For higher single thread performance, you need to look at Intel 12th gen CPUs.
 

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