[SOLVED] i3 9100f or Ryzen 3 3200g?

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Right now I have i5-2500 with RX 580 4gb (Yes it's a bottleneck this is the first time I built a pc and I made a mistake choosing what to buy) and I'm planning to upgrade my CPU with something better. Right now I'm just not sure if I should go switch to Ryzen or go to i3 9100F (In my country it's cheaper about 30$ here) or should I go with something else instead? And if I should go with either one which motherboard should I get?
 

Phaaze88

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The term 'future proof' is... superficial.
Neither option is good long term if your talking about playing the latest games. 4 cores aren't ideal anymore; they've finally become obsolete.

This next one would be much more flexible, but how much is it in your country?
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($148.67 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $298.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-24 02:47 EDT-0400
 

Phaaze88

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Here's some sample combos I put together using the 2 cpus.
Considering those, how tight exactly is your budget?

I3-9100F:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-9100F 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler ($38.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B365M Phantom Gaming 4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $278.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-24 01:57 EDT-0400



Ryzen 3200g:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($67.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $252.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-24 02:02 EDT-0400
 
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Here's some sample combos I put together using the 2 cpus.
Considering those, how tight exactly is your budget?

I3-9100F:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-9100F 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler ($38.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B365M Phantom Gaming 4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $278.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-24 01:57 EDT-0400



Ryzen 3200g:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($67.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $252.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-24 02:02 EDT-0400
I have about 400$ for my budget right now

I3 9100f in my country is 82.26 USD and 104.26 USD for Ryzen 3 3200G

Which one should be best to buy and more future proof?
 

Phaaze88

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Herald
The term 'future proof' is... superficial.
Neither option is good long term if your talking about playing the latest games. 4 cores aren't ideal anymore; they've finally become obsolete.

This next one would be much more flexible, but how much is it in your country?
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($148.67 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $298.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-24 02:47 EDT-0400
 
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Ryzen 5 2600X is 193.21 USD (I'm not sure why Ryzen seems to cost more here I live in Indonesia) but I guess this build is doable with my budget. So should I go with that instead or is there anything from intel that you could say equal with R5 2600X? Maybe it's cheaper here I'm not sure
 

Phaaze88

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Ryzen 5 2600X is 193.21 USD (I'm not sure why Ryzen seems to cost more here I live in Indonesia) but I guess this build is doable with my budget. So should I go with that instead or is there anything from intel that you could say equal with R5 2600X? Maybe it's cheaper here I'm not sure
The cheapest thing Intel would have to even compete with a 2600X in your country would be I7-9700(K).
I just checked Newegg's prices in Indonesia for the 9700, and just wow, No Contest:
9700 - https://www.newegg.com/global/id-en/intel-core-i7-9th-gen-core-i7-9700/p/N82E16819118024?Description=i7 9700&cm_re=i7_9700-_-9SIA0ZX9DT2908-_-Product
2600X - https://www.newegg.com/global/id-en/amd-ryzen-5-2600x/p/N82E16819113497

I did some research and I can get i5-9400F for 145.61 USD. Is that any better? Sorry I'm kinda new at this not sure which 1 is better I usually just look at this website
https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-Ryzen-5-2600X-vs-Intel-Core-i5-9400F/3956vs4051
I don't really know if that's accurate at all
Still not better than Ryzen 2600X.
 
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The cheapest thing Intel would have to even compete with a 2600X in your country would be I7-9700(K).
I just checked Newegg's prices in Indonesia for the 9700, and just wow, No Contest:
9700 - https://www.newegg.com/global/id-en/intel-core-i7-9th-gen-core-i7-9700/p/N82E16819118024?Description=i7 9700&cm_re=i7_9700--9SIA0ZX9DT2908--Product
2600X - https://www.newegg.com/global/id-en/amd-ryzen-5-2600x/p/N82E16819113497


Still not better than Ryzen 2600X.
Alright, I guess I'm going with the R5 2600X then lol unless going up a little bit in price with the 3600 is worth the value?
 

Phaaze88

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Alright, I guess I'm going with the R5 2600X then lol unless going up a little bit in price with the 3600 is worth the value?
Only if you can afford to stick with the 3200mhz memory. Ryzen has a fair bit of it's performance gated behind memory speed, so making a sacrifice for slower, cheaper memory so you can afford the 3600 will only bite you later on.
If it takes you too far over budget, stick with the 2600X.
 
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