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Question Should I get a Ryzen 5 3600 with a GT 1030??

Jul 16, 2020
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Hey guys,
So my friend's going to buy a computer and he just need a rig for his school assignment, online classes and some light video editing so i thought of setting him up with a ryzen 5 with a gtx 1650 but it goes over his budget, so as he is not going to game on the rig and he won't also do any gpu intensive work I thought of setting him up with at gt 1030, is the pairing going to be ok or should I tell him to save some more money for a gtx 1650 ???
 

Alatrix

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The GT1030 isn't a GPU, it's a display adapter, you won't be able to play any games at high settings or almost on that. Also, if you could tell us the budget, maybe we could give you some advices.
Another really good option to save some money is just going with an APU (cpu with integrated graphics) like the 3200g or the 3400g.
 

Barty1884

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school assignment, online classes and some light video editing
so as he is not going to game on the rig and he won't also do any gpu intensive work
Your friend might benefit from the NVENC encoding present on some higher-end GPUs, but it doesn't sound like their workload is too intensive at all.

Given no gaming etc, the 1030 should do the job adequately.... but I'd consider spec'ing it a bit higher if the budget can be squeezed accordingly.

Doesn't sound like they'll benefit too-too much from the improved IPC of the 3600 over a 1600/AF or 2600, so perhaps netting the same 6c/12t count from a slightly older chip would allow the budget to be allotted a bit differently?

3600 + 1030 = roughly $250-260? Is there any wiggle room in that budget at all?
Other costs would remain largely the same, although you could theoretically opt for a cheaper B350 or B450 motherboard vs B550 (assuming you were shooting for absolute compatibility and not a BIOS update to B450).

A 2600 + 1650Super should come in just under $300

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB Twin Fan Video Card ($159.99 @ B&H)
Total: $299.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-16 12:17 EDT-0400


and a 1650 non-super at ~$285

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB Phoenix OC Video Card ($144.99 @ B&H)
Total: $284.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-16 12:18 EDT-0400
 

logainofhades

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Video editing, the 3600 would be superior. The GT 1030 is fine, for this build's purpose. There is no sense ins spending more on a GPU, that they are not going to make use of. Those APU's would be noticeably slower, vs an R5 3600, as they are still Zen+, instead of Zen 2.
 

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