[SOLVED] i5 6400 vs Ryzen 3 2200G/3200G? which is better?

Lil’bertz

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im planning to upgrade to Ryzen 3 2200G/3200G. is worth it? Im just going to play Light games like minecraft, dota 2,and sims 4.
also what motherboard and graphics card can i pair? (graphics card going to be added soon)
 

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I think the best GPU that doesn't require additional power from the PSU is the 1650 (non super). While some don't require it others do so make sure it's a model that doesn't.

That being said, it doesn't inspire much confidence if the PSU doesn't even have a 6-pin connection and a low quality unit could ruin your new GPU or other parts.
 
GIven a Ryzen 3000 compatible mainboard, I'd look for a discrete GPU and an R5-2600/2600X if the 3600 at $174 is over-budget...(you'd likely want at least a GTX1050, which adds expense.

If your gaming needs are light, and served by going with a CPU with no discrete GPU, the 3400G (4 cores but 8 threads) would/should get the nod over the 2200G/3200G if possible....

I'd look at a B450 mainboard....

Add a discrete GPU later if your needs increase, and the R5-3600 is an incredible CPU for $175...
 

Lil’bertz

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GIven a Ryzen 3000 compatible mainboard, I'd look for a discrete GPU and an R5-2600/2600X if the 3600 at $174 is over-budget...(you'd likely want at least a GTX1050, which adds expense.

If your gaming needs are light, and served by going with a CPU with no discrete GPU, the 3400G (4 cores but 8 threads) would/should get the nod over the 2200G/3200G if possible....

I'd look at a B450 mainboard....

Add a discrete GPU later if your needs increase, and the R5-3600 is an incredible CPU for $175...
am i better of buying a new GPU or buy new CPU?
 

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Do you have a dedicated graphics card now? You could always go with a ryzen 3600 and a low low end like 25 dollars graphics card to get by until you can afford a better card later.

Now I'd say if you don't want to go that route, I would say a good route would be the 3400g as suggested above. I will say I have the 3600 myself and it's a good CPU. Another alternative would be pick up a 2600 or 2600x which would open a little money for a graphics card.
 

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I'll go for ryzen. It's have better upgrade patch, and better bang for buck. If you use ryzen 3, go for gtx 1660, or rx 570/580. I'll buy better mobo, with better chipset if you plan upgrade, or overclock. Motherboard is up to you, and very personal. Just check, what brands is better.
 
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Lil’bertz

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Get the dedicated GPU first, your CPU should be able to play those games smoothly with a decent GPU. For us to give you a GPU recommendation we need a budget and to know what PSU make/model.
as much as possible, i would like to have no 6 pin connector but if it cant be avoided, ok then.
my budget would be around $200 (converted) im not from the US nor EU so i wont be having good deals
 

WildCard999

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I think the best GPU that doesn't require additional power from the PSU is the 1650 (non super). While some don't require it others do so make sure it's a model that doesn't.

That being said, it doesn't inspire much confidence if the PSU doesn't even have a 6-pin connection and a low quality unit could ruin your new GPU or other parts.
 

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