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Question Opinion on upgrade?

Barty1884

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Unless you intend to use the iGP of the 3200G, then it's a bit of waste when you can have 50% more cores, 200% more threads for 20quid extra:
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/mV98TW/amd-ryzen-5-1600-32ghz-6-core-processor-yd1600bbaebox

That assumes they're shipping the 1600AF, which is a 2600 is all but name.

The motherboard is fine, not exceptional - and if you do end up using the 3200G, you'd need to make sure it's had a BIOS update to support.

Same with the RAM - fine, not exceptional. The CPU is going to play a big factor here. If you opt for the 3200G, it shares the system memory. 8GB is cutting it a bit thin these days for a lot of tasks, and you'd compound the issue if using the APU.


Looks like you're working with a budget of around 200quid?

If so, I'd be inclined to look to something more like this, if using a dedicated GPU:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor (£93.97 @ Laptops Direct)
Motherboard: MSI B450M-A PRO MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£55.97 @ Laptops Direct)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£69.98 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £219.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-22 20:44 BST+0100


Equally unexceptional board, but does manage to squeeze in 16GB.... for a little bit over budget.


If you want to use an APU, I'd try to find a Ryzen5 APU for the additional cores/threads (only 4/8 on the APUs vs 6/12 on the CPUs), but those tend to get pricey. The 2400G is ~140quid.... the 3400G doesn't appear to be available stand alone in the UK.... only via Amazon bundles, and they're not particularly great value.
290-320, depending on RAM config:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/ADMI-CPU-Motherboard-Bundle-Graphics/dp/B07TX4JBNZ/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&keywords=ryzen+5+3400g&qid=1587584719&refinements=p_76:419158031&rnid=419157031&rps=1&s=computers&sr=1-12&th=1
 
Unless you need the onboard graphics provided by the 3200g, a Ryzen 5 1600 will give 2 addtional cores for almost the same cost. You should also consider 16gb memory as 8gb may limit your system.
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Unless you intend to use the iGP of the 3200G, then it's a bit of waste when you can have 50% more cores, 200% more threads for 20quid extra:
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/mV98TW/amd-ryzen-5-1600-32ghz-6-core-processor-yd1600bbaebox

That assumes they're shipping the 1600AF, which is a 2600 is all but name.

The motherboard is fine, not exceptional - and if you do end up using the 3200G, you'd need to make sure it's had a BIOS update to support.

Same with the RAM - fine, not exceptional. The CPU is going to play a big factor here. If you opt for the 3200G, it shares the system memory. 8GB is cutting it a bit thin these days for a lot of tasks, and you'd compound the issue if using the APU.


Looks like you're working with a budget of around 200quid?

If so, I'd be inclined to look to something more like this, if using a dedicated GPU:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor (£93.97 @ Laptops Direct)
Motherboard: MSI B450M-A PRO MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£55.97 @ Laptops Direct)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£69.98 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £219.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-22 20:44 BST+0100


Equally unexceptional board, but does manage to squeeze in 16GB.... for a little bit over budget.


If you want to use an APU, I'd try to find a Ryzen5 APU for the additional cores/threads (only 4/8 on the APUs vs 6/12 on the CPUs), but those tend to get pricey. The 2400G is ~140quid.... the 3400G doesn't appear to be available stand-alone in the UK.... only via Amazon bundles, and they're not particularly great value.
290-320, depending on RAM config:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/ADMI-CPU-Motherboard-Bundle-Graphics/dp/B07TX4JBNZ/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&keywords=ryzen+5+3400g&qid=1587584719&refinements=p_76:419158031&rnid=419157031&rps=1&s=computers&sr=1-12&th=1
Ok so since I am using a 1060 3gb I should go with this one: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/RXxKNq?
Also, I need to know if the CPU will bottleneck my GPU since that has what my 8150 has been doing.
Also could you recommend a bit cheaper RAM maybe so I could get 16gbs by taking some of the speed off, or not? If it doesn't matter that's fine but just thinking as you said '8GB is cutting it a bit thin these days for a lot of tasks'
 

Barty1884

Titan
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Correct, I'd opt for that configuration since you're using a 1060.

A Ryzen5 2600 (or 1600AF, even a 1600 non-AF) will pair very nicely with a 1060 or even stronger cards.

As far as RAM, Ryzen does benefit from fast speeds. You could save maybe a tenner or so, but if you can stretch the budget a little bit, the 3000MHz is a good choice.
 
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Hello, i am soon to be upgrading to this setup with a 1060 3gb: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/RXxKN ,and i am pretty worried that all my parts with not work with it after watching a review on the motherboard and seeing how small it is. i will link everything under here and hope anyone could help me figure out if this will work.

Case: coolermaster haf x
gpu: nvidia gtx 1060 3gb
fans: 3pin splitter to power 2 of my case fans, 3pin fan for my cpu.
Storage: 1tb seagate harddrive
usb: i use 6 usb ports,
psu:tx850 corsair (i think)
cpu cooler: coolermaster lite 12 aio

Please let me know if everything will work out for my build, thanks in advance
 

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