[SOLVED] i5-6600 upgrade

Timbs

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Hi guys. Sorry another 'is it worth it' question.

My current specs:

i5-6600
16GB 2133mhz RAM
5700 XT
3120 x 1440 100hz monitor.
650W PSU
SSD

Thinking of a CPU upgrade to Ryzen 5 3600.

I mostly game.
My PC can be a bit sluggish when multitasking especially whilst gaming and using 2nd monitor and wondering if a CPU upgrade would be worthwhile.
I have noticed that my CPU is maxing out at 100% on some games.
Changing to a CPU on the same socket is a no no due to high cost of used prices.

Many thanks in advance.
 

WildCard999

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Thanks for your replies.
up to £500.
I more so want good value & something that is not overkill just for the sake of it.
Could I stick with 2133 for the time being and upgrade later on ? or would it noticeably cause a hindrance?
The multitasking would benefit from the upgrade and depending on the game you may see higher FPS or at the very least more stable FPS.

As for the memory you really want 3200. I did some testing myself running 2133 & 3200 (with a Ryzen 2600) and depending on the game it can make a big difference. Destiny 2 there was just over a 20 FPS difference. Division 2 was interesting, 2133 had slightly higher FPS however there was quite a few dips and when they dipped it went down to like 40 FPS (from 75-native refresh for my monitor). With 3200 the FPS was like 5 less however the dips were rare and didn't go down nearly as much (around 65).

Your budget would be plenty for upgrading.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£188.58 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£112.69 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Predator 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£83.75 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £385.02
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-09 18:10 BST+0100


Disregard the error message, the MAX boards have been updated to work with the 3rd gen Ryzen CPU's.
 
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Timbs

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Thanks for your replies.
up to £500.
I more so want good value & something that is not overkill just for the sake of it.
Could I stick with 2133 for the time being and upgrade later on ? or would it noticeably cause a hindrance?
 

WildCard999

Titan
Herald
Thanks for your replies.
up to £500.
I more so want good value & something that is not overkill just for the sake of it.
Could I stick with 2133 for the time being and upgrade later on ? or would it noticeably cause a hindrance?
The multitasking would benefit from the upgrade and depending on the game you may see higher FPS or at the very least more stable FPS.

As for the memory you really want 3200. I did some testing myself running 2133 & 3200 (with a Ryzen 2600) and depending on the game it can make a big difference. Destiny 2 there was just over a 20 FPS difference. Division 2 was interesting, 2133 had slightly higher FPS however there was quite a few dips and when they dipped it went down to like 40 FPS (from 75-native refresh for my monitor). With 3200 the FPS was like 5 less however the dips were rare and didn't go down nearly as much (around 65).

Your budget would be plenty for upgrading.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£188.58 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£112.69 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Predator 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£83.75 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £385.02
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-09 18:10 BST+0100


Disregard the error message, the MAX boards have been updated to work with the 3rd gen Ryzen CPU's.
 
Reactions: PC Tailor

Timbs

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Jun 24, 2015
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The multitasking would benefit from the upgrade and depending on the game you may see higher FPS or at the very least more stable FPS.

As for the memory you really want 3200. I did some testing myself running 2133 & 3200 (with a Ryzen 2600) and depending on the game it can make a big difference. Destiny 2 there was just over a 20 FPS difference. Division 2 was interesting, 2133 had slightly higher FPS however there was quite a few dips and when they dipped it went down to like 40 FPS (from 75-native refresh for my monitor). With 3200 the FPS was like 5 less however the dips were rare and didn't go down nearly as much (around 65).

Your budget would be plenty for upgrading.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£188.58 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£112.69 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Predator 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£83.75 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £385.02
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-09 18:10 BST+0100


Disregard the error message, the MAX boards have been updated to work with the 3rd gen Ryzen CPU's.
Thanks for your detailed answer. That's awesome. May just go for it.
 

Timbs

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An update for those that are interested.

I did actually go for this, except that I chose RGB disco RAM.

It was definitely worth the upgrade but was a pain to re-install everything. (although to my suprise the system seemed to be working fine without a Windows re-install)

My CPU usage has lowered quite dramatically.. It is max 60% on games now and FPS has increased. I get 90-100 in WOW on ultra settings.
The max my monitor can output is 100 so that's perfect.

Taking advantage of the Netflix style games subs atm :)
 

WildCard999

Titan
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An update for those that are interested.

I did actually go for this, except that I chose RGB disco RAM.

It was definitely worth the upgrade but was a pain to re-install everything. (although to my suprise the system seemed to be working fine without a Windows re-install)

My CPU usage has lowered quite dramatically.. It is max 60% on games now and FPS has increased. I get 90-100 in WOW on ultra settings.
The max my monitor can output is 100 so that's perfect.

Taking advantage of the Netflix style games subs atm :)
This may be problematic later on in the build even though everything is performing well now. At a certain point if performance suddenly gets worse then more then likely the non reinstall of Windows would be the cause as you'll have conflicting motherboard drivers.
 

Timbs

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Thanks WildCard. Should of made it more clear that I did reinstall Windows. It seemed to be working fine but I remembered reading on here that it should be reinstalled due to possible conflicting drivers.
 

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