Build Advice Request for build advice

Jan 24, 2020
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I have a 2016 gaming PC which is not performing up to expectations recently. The specs are:
CPU: AMD FX-6300
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 960 2GB
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3
RAM: HyperX 8GB DDR3 RAM
PSU: Corsair VS450W
HDD: WD Blue 1TB + 500GB HDD
Cabinet: Circle CC819 full tower cabinet

I intend to upgrade the PC for around INR 35k and buy the following parts:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF/AMD Ryzen 5 1600
GPU: Zotac GTX 1660 AMP/Zotac GTX 1660 Super/Inno3D GTX 1660 Super
Motherboard: A320 motherboard/B450 motherboard
RAM: 16GB DDR4 RAM (3,000MHz)
SSD: WD Green/Kingston 240GB SSD (only if there is enough money left)
Cabinet: AeroCool Bolt/Antec NX200 (needed as my older cabinet has become dented & cracked)

As you can see, I haven't been able to make the final decision on some of the parts. I have a few questions regarding this. They are:
  1. Will the Ryzen 5 1600 AF be released in India? If so, what do you thing the price will be? Will it be closer to the $85 price as it is in the US or will it be pricier? When do you think it might be released?
  2. Which CPU should I go for? If the 1600 AF doesn't release in India, should I buy the 1600? Is there any other good option available for ~INR 8,000/-?
  3. The 1660 AMP is available for ~INR 17,500/- here in Kolkata. The 1660 Super costs more than INR 19,000/-. Is the extra price worth the extra 7-10 fps? As price is a concern, should I go for the 1660 AMP for its better clock speed, or should I spend the extra INR 1,500/- and go for GDDR6 memory? Also, are Inno3D cards good? They are cheaper than other brands' cards.
  4. How much difference does the motherboard chip make? I don't intend to overclock. Do I need a chip like the B450M? Or should I save money and go for a cheaper chip?
  5. How much difference can I expect if I install an SSD and transfer my OS & games to it? Should I spend a little extra & go for it?
  6. I like the AeroCool Bolt cabinet. Can you please tell me if it's a good option or should I buy something else? Also, the Antec NX200 seems nice.
  7. Will my current PSU be enough for the new build?
  8. What sort of price can I expect if I sell my old PC parts?
Thanks a lot in advance.
 
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WildCard999

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  1. Not sure.
  2. For your budget and since you don't plan on overclocking I'd get the 2600.
  3. I would hold off on the GPU upgrade for now as you need to replace that VS PSU (low end unit).
  4. If you don't intend on overclocking then the A320 board would work fine but you'll need to make sure it's been updated enough to work with the Ryzen 2600.
  5. A SSD makes everything a bit faster however it doesn't affect gaming performance besides making the loading screens much quicker. With your budget I'd get it.
  6. Case is more of a personal choice, get whichever you want (I put in the Corsair as a placeholder).
  7. Maybe but I wouldn't risk new parts with it, I added in a better PSU for the build.
  8. Not sure, check what they are going for on local markets and sell for a similar price.
PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (₹12355.00 @ Amazon India)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A320M-S2H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (₹3959.00 @ Amazon India)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (₹7499.00 @ Amazon India)
Storage: Crucial BX500 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (₹2431.00 @ Amazon India)
Case: Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case (₹3099.00 @ Amazon India)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (₹6099.00 @ Amazon India)
Total: ₹35442.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-24 20:45 IST+0530
 
Jan 24, 2020
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  1. Not sure.
  2. For your budget and since you don't plan on overclocking I'd get the 2600.
  3. I would hold off on the GPU upgrade for now as you need to replace that VS PSU (low end unit).
  4. If you don't intend on overclocking then the A320 board would work fine but you'll need to make sure it's been updated enough to work with the Ryzen 2600.
  5. A SSD makes everything a bit faster however it doesn't affect gaming performance besides making the loading screens much quicker. With your budget I'd get it.
  6. Case is more of a personal choice, get whichever you want (I put in the Corsair as a placeholder).
  7. Maybe but I wouldn't risk new parts with it, I added in a better PSU for the build.
  8. Not sure, check what they are going for on local markets and sell for a similar price.
PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (₹12355.00 @ Amazon India)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A320M-S2H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (₹3959.00 @ Amazon India)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (₹7499.00 @ Amazon India)
Storage: Crucial BX500 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (₹2431.00 @ Amazon India)
Case: Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case (₹3099.00 @ Amazon India)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (₹6099.00 @ Amazon India)
Total: ₹35442.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-24 20:45 IST+0530
Thank you so much for your reply.

BTW, is the R5 3500 a good choice? Or is the R5 2600 is the one I should go for?
 

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