Question should i upgrade my cpu or not??

packersfan036

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im currently using a ryzen 5 2600 cpu and a b450 tomahawk board, and a msi gaming z rtx 2070 video card, is it worth it to upgrade to the ryzen 5 3600?? or should i wait for zen 3 to come out?? im confused, dont know if i should upgrade or not??
 

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I upgraded from an Ryzen 5 2600 (OC'd to 4 GHz) to a 3700x (with PBO Enabled) and for me the upgrade has been well worth it.
But I stream to two 1080p TV's via Plex with this PC while gaming and I also encode video pretty regularly.
The 2600 did that just fine But the 3700x does it even better. ;)

To be honest I really didn't Need to upgrade but I had the extra cash and really wanted to try out a 3000 series CPU, so I did.
Otherwise I would have spent that cash on something non-frivolous like property taxes. LOL

If the 2600 is doing everything you need it to, then keeping it for another few years is a good choice.
 

packersfan036

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I upgraded from an Ryzen 5 2600 (OC'd to 4 GHz) to a 3700x (with PBO Enabled) and for me the upgrade has been well worth it.
But I stream to two 1080p TV's via Plex with this PC while gaming and I also encode video pretty regularly.
The 2600 did that just fine But the 3700x does it even better. ;)

To be honest I really didn't Need to upgrade but I had the extra cash and really wanted to try out a 3000 series CPU, so I did.
Otherwise I would have spent that cash on something non-frivolous like property taxes. LOL

If the 2600 is doing everything you need it to, then keeping it for another few years is a good choice.
how much did you like the 2600??
 

DMAN999

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I actually really liked my 2600, it did everything I needed it to do and did it well.
I was even thinking that if/when I ever get a new X570 MB I will rebuild my original 2600 rig using this same MB and RAM and keep it as a second PC.
 

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