Should upgrade? - FX to Ryzen -

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Hello. Now I have this configuration: Fx-8350 (stock cooler and ghz). Gigabyte 970 ds3p. 8Gb Ram DDR3 1600mhz. MSI R9 380 4GB. SSD and HDD. PSU: Seasonic 620W 80+ modular

My main plan is to upgrade to: Ryzen 5 2600. Gtx 1060/ Rx580/ Gtx 1070. 16GB ram 2666 mhz. An x370/470 mobo. Same PSU.

The main question is that I'll have a big change or not so much.
PS: Make the purchase in November for the Black Friday


 

Barty1884

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How do you feel the performance is currently? What are you trying to improve, specifically?

While Ryzen outperforms FX chips in every task..... an 8350 is still reasonably capable.
I wouldn't recommend anybody go out and buy one in 2018, but if you already own it..... I'd probably continue with it unless there's a specific issue you're trying to address.

As for the upgrade....
1. CPU + MB, probably a good call - but as above, depends on your expectations.
2. RAM. You really want to be picking up 3000MHz+ for a Ryzen platform. 2666MHz is "ok", but for the few *insert currency here* more, opting for 3000MHz or greater from the outset makes the most sense.
3. Your proposed GPU upgrades of a 1060 or 580 aren't huge upgrades over a 970 (in some cases, they're worse). 1070 absolute minimum IMO.... but I'd be more inclined to lean towards a 1070TI.


As for the purchase date, it's too early to be planning for BF/CM.
Not only that, unless new GPUs launch in the meantime (they might), you're looking at 100% "current" generation stuff -- that stuff doesn't go on sale on BF/CM.

BF/CM is used to clear out older inventory, or bulk/commodity stuff, like HDDs/SSDs etc.
 
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I need a "Do everything pc" I use 3d rendering, software that consume more GPU than CPU. Also gaming and large amount of photo editing on lightroom.


 

Dashman9000

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The Fx-8350 is still a capable CPU but is starting to get a little dated. For the current price the Ryzen 5 2600would be a good upgrade, I haven't looked at the charts lately between the two CPU's, but id bet the 2600 is considerbily faster than the FX 8350
 
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It's better the Ryzen than the FX around 3k points in general benchmarks. Another option is i7 8700 (non K) $100 more than the Ryzen 5.


 

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