Question Overclock Ryzen 3 1200 or upgrade to Ryzen 5 2600

What is the best option

  • Upgrade from the R3 1200 to R5 2600

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  • Upgrade the A320M-K to a B350, overclock the R3 1200 and get an SSD

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  • Upgrade the A320M-K to a B350, overclock the R3 1200 and get another stick of RAM

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  • Upgrade from the R3 1200 to another CPU

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Feb 28, 2019
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I was wondering if i should upgrade my current Ryzen 3 1200 to a Ryzen 5 2600 or buy a B350 Motherboard to swap out my A320 so i can overclock the CPU, if i get the motherboard i will be able to get an SSD or another stick of RAM. Also i can get a different CPU if you have any better recommendations, my budget is 200 Euros.
My build:
MOBO: Asus PRIME A320M-K
CPU: Ryzen 3 1200
GPU: GTX 1050 Ti
RAM: 1x8GB Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 2400MHz
 
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In the spirit of compromise, do all of the above...

2600X
X470
add more RAM, DDR4 3200 MHz kit! (16 GB minimum, which is the new 'go to'/'start here' point)

Then upgrade the GPU to a 1660Ti so you can actually play at max/Ultra settings/ details at 1080P...

3 years later, find a cheap R7-3700X or 3800X, and an 'old stock' but new 2080Ti! :)

SSD can come last, just be patient when launching games and power up system! :)
 
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In the spirit of compromise, do all of the above...

2600X
X470
add more RAM, DDR4 3200 MHz kit! (16 GB minimum, which is the new 'go to'/'start here' point)

Then upgrade the GPU to a 1660Ti so you can actually play at max/Ultra settings/ details at 1080P...

3 years later, find a cheap R7-3700X or 3800X, and an 'old stock' but new 2080Ti! :)

SSD can come last, just be patient when launching games and power up system! :)
Im going to upgrade little by little, i just saved up 200 euros and i want to upgrade something, i just wanted to know what would be my best option for the time being and what is the most recommended thing at the moment, my budget is very tight and i need to pick one of them.
 
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Third option: wait for Ryzen 3000.

Worst case, I'd at least expect the 2600 to get a fair bit cheaper.
Would you recommend me getting the same 2400MHz or should i just get a higher speed 8gb stick and flip the old one? (I just found 2x4 HyperX Predator 3200MHz for 80 euros)
 

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Would you recommend me getting the same 2400MHz or should i just get a higher speed 8gb stick and flip the old one? (I just found 2x4 HyperX Predator 3200MHz for 80 euros)
Going from 2400MT/s to 3000MT/s will give you 10-20% more performance, going from single-channel to dual-channel can give you another 10-30% depending on how memory-intensive the benchmark is. I would just save until I can afford 2x8GB of DDR4-3000 and get all the benefits of faster memory, dual-channel and 16GB at once instead of going through multiple intermediate iterations.
 
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Going from 2400MT/s to 3000MT/s will give you 10-20% more performance, going from single-channel to dual-channel can give you another 10-30% depending on how memory-intensive the benchmark is. I would just save until I can afford 2x8GB of DDR4-3000 and get all the benefits of faster memory, dual-channel and 16GB at once instead of going through multiple intermediate iterations.
Thank you very much for the advice!
 

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