[SOLVED] Thoughts on my upgrade package

Grauth

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Hello!

I earlier got advice on upgrading my PC*:
https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/finding-computers-bottleneck.3512047/
Your GPU is decent. Maybe a normal system upgrade is in order.
CPU, motherboard, RAM.
Something like AMD Ryzen 3600, 16 gigs of DDR4, preferably 3600 Mhz RAM and some motherboard that supports that RAM-speed.
Trying to follow the advice, this is what I came up with:
Memory:
https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Memory/vengeance-lpx-black/p/CMK16GX4M2B3600C18

Motherboard:
https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-X470-F-GAMING/

CPU:
https://www.amd.com/en/products/cpu/amd-ryzen-5-3600x

and I added an SSD, since I've heard much about them, but never actually owned one:
https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/ssd-860-evo-2-5--sata-iii-1tb-mz-76e1t0b-am/


Does this look good? Or is there something obvious that I've missed?

All help is appreciated :).

/Cheers



*My current setup:
Chassis:
https://www.amazon.com/Fractal-Design-FD-CA-DEF-R3-USB3-BL-Define-Cabinet/dp/B0074V2U56

PC:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/l3jiqw1n2q8ytli/Grauth's_DxDiag.txt?dl=0
 

ConanLock

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Personally I'd recommend this:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($238.90 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($96.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $545.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-18 13:43 EDT-0400


The motherboard supports updating without a supported CPU, in order to enable Ryzen 3000. The RAM is very cheap, at same speed but with lower latency. As for the storage, I chose an NVMe SSD. These are significantly faster than SATA ones, even so when comparing low end NVMe to high end SATA.
 

EndEffeKt_24

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The setup looks good, but be aware that the 3600x might not work out of the box on that board. You might need to update the bios using an older ryzen. Or use bios flash if the board supports that. Some vendors will update it for you. Alternatively you could take a "Max" board by msi which got a new bios chip.
 

Grauth

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The setup looks good, but be aware that the 3600x might not work out of the box on that board. You might need to update the bios using an older ryzen. Or use bios flash if the board supports that. Some vendors will update it for you. Alternatively you could take a "Max" board by msi which got a new bios chip.
Thank you for the info :).

I'll have to look up what a "Max" board is - I've never heard of it before.
 

ConanLock

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Personally I'd recommend this:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($238.90 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($96.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $545.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-18 13:43 EDT-0400


The motherboard supports updating without a supported CPU, in order to enable Ryzen 3000. The RAM is very cheap, at same speed but with lower latency. As for the storage, I chose an NVMe SSD. These are significantly faster than SATA ones, even so when comparing low end NVMe to high end SATA.
 

Grauth

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Dec 26, 2015
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Personally I'd recommend this:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($238.90 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($96.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $545.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-18 13:43 EDT-0400


The motherboard supports updating without a supported CPU, in order to enable Ryzen 3000. The RAM is very cheap, at same speed but with lower latency. As for the storage, I chose an NVMe SSD. These are significantly faster than SATA ones, even so when comparing low end NVMe to high end SATA.
Thanks for the suggestion :).

Oh wow, those parts really are much cheaper - thank you again:D.
 
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