Question Opinions needed on CPU/GPU combo.

mvnny

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Friend of mine is looking to upgrade her pc (On a budget). She currently has a CyberPower PC with Ryzen 5 1400 with B350 motherboard, 8gb DDR4, and RX580 (Unsure of power supply) . Shes going to upgrade to 16GB 3200Mhz RAM and m.2 SSD but for GPU/CPU theres been alot of different opinions. She can only get one or the other.

Games that'll be played: Destiny 2 (Low Settings), Apex Legends (Low Settings), DayZ (Unsure) , ARK (Unsure) , Division 2 (Unsure).

I suggested to upgrade the 1400 to a 2600X and keep the RX580. Another opinion is to overclock the 1400 and buy a RTX 2060.

My argument is 2600x has 2c/4th more than 1400 and also comes with Division 2 for free, and none of the games that will be played need or have RTX so no need for a RTX2060, and later down the road upgrade to 20** series.

Other argument, OC the 1400 to 3.7-3.8Ghz and maybe see a slight bottleneck but get the 40-50% GPU performance upgrade.

I'm not the greatest when it comes to builds and price/performance so I would just like some outside opinions.
 

mvnny

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I think it is the 4gb model (unsure though, I'll have to ask) but even still would 2600x rx580 4gb be better than 1400 2060 6gb?
 

drivinfast247

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What speed is the RAM? If it's less than 3000mhz I'd look at upgrading to a 2x8gb kit @ 3000mhz or faster. I see you already covered this.

I'd then look at a 2600 non-X CPU. I'd also get a SSD instead of a m.2 drive and save a few bucks.

Also, what make and model of PSU?
 
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Some recommended brands of power supply units (PSUs) are EVGA, Corsair, Seasonic, Thermaltake and Cooler Master. Please buy a high-end Corsair PSU such as the AS or AX series if a Corsair PSU is chosen. Low budget range Corsair PSUs seem to fail a lot. For Seasonic, the Focus series PSUs are very reliable. Thermaltake PSUs from the Toughpower series seems reliable. About power, a PSU calculator from the Outervision website can help to decide how much power the computer really needs. Would you like me to send you a link to the PSU calculator website from Outervision?
 

korv

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What speed is the RAM? If it's less than 3000mhz I'd look at upgrading to a 2x8gb kit @ 3000mhz or faster. I see you already covered this.

I'd then look at a 2600 non-X CPU. I'd also get a SSD instead of a m.2 drive and save a few bucks.

Also, what make and model of PSU?
i'm prettys sure you have to use 3200mhz ram
 

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