[SOLVED] Is this build Good??

Which processor out of the two should I buy for my following build?

  • Ryzen 5 1600

    Votes: 2 50.0%
  • Ryzen 5 3500

    Votes: 2 50.0%

  • Total voters
    4
  • Poll closed .

Legend1

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I have tried to save money in all the parts as much as possible and used the saved money for graphics card. I already have a 1tb HDD and a PSU. So please review my build and tell me how will it run latest AAA games:
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 for Rs. 9200
Or
Ryzen 5 3500 for Rs. 11200
XPG Adata 8gb Ram 3000Mhz for Rs. 2700
MSI A320M Motherboard for Rs. 3400
Adata SU650 SSD for Rs. 1600
Asus RTX 2060 6gb Phoenix for Rs. 26000

And I wanted whether Ryzen 5 1600 supports 3000Mhz or not.
 
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I have tried to save money in all the parts as much as possible and used the saved money for graphics card. I already have a 1tb HDD and a PSU. So please review my build and tell me how will it run latest AAA games:
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 for Rs. 9200
Or
Ryzen 5 3500 for Rs. 11200
XPG Adata 8gb Ram 3000Mhz for Rs. 2700
MSI A320M Motherboard for Rs. 3400
Adata SU650 SSD for Rs. 1600
Asus RTX 2060 6gb Phoenix for Rs. 26000

And I wanted whether Ryzen 5 1600 supports 3000Mhz or not.
Keep in mind that alot of the benefits you get from a 3rd gen Ryzen CPU, (such as PCIe 4.0 and better overclocking) you wont even be able to utilize on your A320M motherboard, as it still only supports PCIe 3.0

The R5 3500 will still be more efficient and easier to cool, as it's built with AMDs 7nm architecture, vs the 1500's 14nm tech

If your XPG Adata ram is anything like their D80 or has RGB, I would suggest ditching it for 16gb of non-rgb ram, as the new Modern Warfare recommends at least 16, so we can expect future games to start raising the bar in terms of system specs

Edit: Oh, and yes, you will need to update that motherboards BIOS in order to use the Ryzen 5 3500. not a difficult task, and shouldnt be involved with your decision making
 
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Rdslw

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for games ryzen 3500 is a bit better, difference is not big though.
if you want to replace 3500 with 1600 remember that older one will run UP to RTX 2060 and 3500 should be fine up to 2070.

your question:
if 1600 works with 3000 ram -> YES
but you will need to set the ram to 2933 or 2966 depending on mobo.
 
Jul 29, 2019
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I have tried to save money in all the parts as much as possible and used the saved money for graphics card. I already have a 1tb HDD and a PSU. So please review my build and tell me how will it run latest AAA games:
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 for Rs. 9200
Or
Ryzen 5 3500 for Rs. 11200
XPG Adata 8gb Ram 3000Mhz for Rs. 2700
MSI A320M Motherboard for Rs. 3400
Adata SU650 SSD for Rs. 1600
Asus RTX 2060 6gb Phoenix for Rs. 26000

And I wanted whether Ryzen 5 1600 supports 3000Mhz or not.
Keep in mind that alot of the benefits you get from a 3rd gen Ryzen CPU, (such as PCIe 4.0 and better overclocking) you wont even be able to utilize on your A320M motherboard, as it still only supports PCIe 3.0

The R5 3500 will still be more efficient and easier to cool, as it's built with AMDs 7nm architecture, vs the 1500's 14nm tech

If your XPG Adata ram is anything like their D80 or has RGB, I would suggest ditching it for 16gb of non-rgb ram, as the new Modern Warfare recommends at least 16, so we can expect future games to start raising the bar in terms of system specs

Edit: Oh, and yes, you will need to update that motherboards BIOS in order to use the Ryzen 5 3500. not a difficult task, and shouldnt be involved with your decision making
 
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While the 3500 is more modern and a bit faster than the 1600, I don't think it's necessarily enough of a performance gain to justify a 22% higher price.

I agree with the comments about using an A320M motherboard. Plus, if I'm not mistaken, not all 320 motherboards will get BIOS updates to allow them to run 3000 series Ryzen.
 

Legend1

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Keep in mind that alot of the benefits you get from a 3rd gen Ryzen CPU, (such as PCIe 4.0 and better overclocking) you wont even be able to utilize on your A320M motherboard, as it still only supports PCIe 3.0

The R5 3500 will still be more efficient and easier to cool, as it's built with AMDs 7nm architecture, vs the 1500's 14nm tech

If your XPG Adata ram is anything like their D80 or has RGB, I would suggest ditching it for 16gb of non-rgb ram, as the new Modern Warfare recommends at least 16, so we can expect future games to start raising the bar in terms of system specs

Edit: Oh, and yes, you will need to update that motherboards BIOS in order to use the Ryzen 5 3500. not a difficult task, and shouldnt be involved with your decision making
Then can you please recommend me a reasonable Motherboard that supports Ryzen 5 3500
 
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Then can you please recommend me a reasonable Motherboard that supports Ryzen 5 3500
You'd have to probably get a motherboard with B450, X470, or X570 chipsets. You can get a Gigabyte motherboard here in the States for $70, or about 5000 Rs. I would suggest it with the Ryzen 5 1600 because there is support for that architecture in those motherboards.
And if you're getting an RTX 2060 (this build is definitely ready for AAA games, wish my build had this GPU), make sure your PSU is about 600-650W and 80+ white or better.
I personally would go with the Ryzen 5 1600 and spend the extra money on getting 3000mhz 16GB RAM.

My suggested change list here:

Ryzen 5 1600
16GB 3000mhz RAM
B450 Motherboard

If you can't spend anymore money, that motherboard will do fine. But I'd suggest the Gigabyte B450 Aorus M, not sure what the price is in India though.
 
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Then can you please recommend me a reasonable Motherboard that supports Ryzen 5 3500
Both B450 and X470 motherboards will work fine with a Ryzen 5 3500, but will require a BIOS update as you've been told,
if you want a motherboard that comes '3rd Gen Ryzen Ready' out of the box I would suggest an X570 motherboard from ASUS or MSI V V V (All boards below support PCIe 4.0, and will benifit your RTX 2060 greatly)

(V Asus V)
https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-TUF-X570-Plus-Motherboard-Lighting/dp/B07SXF8GY3/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=x570+motherboard&qid=1575701638&sr=8-3&th=1

(V MSI V)
https://www.amazon.com/MSI-X570-Gaming-Plus-Motherboard/dp/B07T5QDRFX/ref=sxbs_sxwds-stvp?keywords=x570+motherboard&pd_rd_i=B07T5QDRFX&pd_rd_r=bb0fe36c-c675-487c-9931-4fe37df39ebe&pd_rd_w=tKQf3&pd_rd_wg=lLVuk&pf_rd_p=a6d018ad-f20b-46c9-8920-433972c7d9b7&pf_rd_r=09ZF6M3AR5Y6XSX0THRM&qid=1575701705

if you're looking to spend a bit more, I would get the ASUS ROG Strix-F or E*

https://www.amazon.com/ROG-X570-F-Motherboard-Lighting-Heatsinks/dp/B07SXDR2LJ/ref=pd_sbs_147_8?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07SXDR2LJ&pd_rd_r=f91b9899-e171-433d-8564-5a1e598ba733&pd_rd_w=MqUqL&pd_rd_wg=5Dip2&pf_rd_p=5873ae95-9063-4a23-9b7e-eafa738c2269&pf_rd_r=A0V20J0G2FGW6DDDDKB6&psc=1&refRID=A0V20J0G2FGW6DDDDKB6

The only difference between the ROG Strix and those other boards (or any other x570 board that cost much more) are the following features:

1. M.2 Heatsinks covering the NVMe Slots, meaning better cooling, IF you decide to ever have an M.2 SSD, even just to install Windows 10 on**.

2. Better Heatsinks for your CPUs VRMs, which will make overclocking your Ryzen 5 3500 much more stable and safe, allowing you to add more power and speed

3. RGB, and ALOT of it. even if style isnt your goal, you cant lie... it looks pretty ;D

4. Having an overall better board makes your build "Future Proof", meaning even in 2-5 years down the line, when AMD releases yet another amazing Ryzen 69 4200X CPU with 32 cores and 64 Threads all clocked at 5ghz on a sub-7nm finFET arcitechture,*** your board will likely still be compatible and you will never need to restart from scratch again

* "ROG Strix-E" has onboard Wifi 802.11.a/c < ---- > "ROG Strix-F" does not, and will require a USB antenna or PCIe X1 Wifi Card, or you'll need an Ethernet Cable

**Suggested M.2 SSD:

***Sorry, I get worked up. I really like AMD :)


Edit: Here is the cheapest 3rd Gen Ryzen Ready x570 Motherboard Amazon has to offer:
(Note: It is listed as "Renewed")
https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-PCIe4-0-Realtek-Motherboard-Renewed/dp/B081QPV266/ref=sr_1_7?crid=30HMGCH82BOL7&keywords=x570+motherboard&qid=1575702796&refinements=p_36:10000-16000&rnid=386442011&s=electronics&sprefix=X570+,electronics,234&sr=1-7
 
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Legend1

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You'd have to probably get a motherboard with B450, X470, or X570 chipsets. You can get a Gigabyte motherboard here in the States for $70, or about 5000 Rs. I would suggest it with the Ryzen 5 1600 because there is support for that architecture in those motherboards.
And if you're getting an RTX 2060 (this build is definitely ready for AAA games, wish my build had this GPU), make sure your PSU is about 600-650W and 80+ white or better.
I personally would go with the Ryzen 5 1600 and spend the extra money on getting 3000mhz 16GB RAM.

My suggested change list here:

Ryzen 5 1600
16GB 3000mhz RAM
B450 Motherboard

If you can't spend anymore money, that motherboard will do fine. But I'd suggest the Gigabyte B450 Aorus M, not sure what the price is in India though.
Thanks Man
 

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