Question Upgrade from Ryzen 3 3200G

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Hello, newbie PC builder here. I currently have Ryzen 3 3200G and I want to upgrade soon to Intel Core i3 12100F. Is 500W PSU enough for i3 12100F and RX 6600 or RTX 2060 GPU? If not, I could go with used RX 580 or GTX 1650 Super/1660 Super.

My current components with my R3 3200G:

Motherboard: ASUS Prime A320M-K
RAM: TeamElite Plus 8GB 2x8 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM
CPU Cooler: YGT Coolmax CX-1132
SSD: 250 GB Kingston PCIe M.2 NVMe Gen 3
PSU: SilverStone SST-ST50F-ES230 80+Bronze 500W
 

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Is there a specific reason you want to switch to intel?
Another option would be to instead just upgrade to a newer Ryzen CPU.
This way, you'd get more value from your money by not having to buy a new motherboard.

What is your budget for this upgrade?
Example;
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: *AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 3.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($132.57 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME A320M-K Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (Purchased For $0.00)
Video Card: *Gigabyte Radeon RX 6650 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($319.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $452.56
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-09-11 23:57 EDT-0400
 
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Hello, newbie PC builder here. I currently have Ryzen 3 3200G and I want to upgrade soon to Intel Core i3 12100F. Is 500W PSU enough for i3 12100F and RX 6600 or RTX 2060 GPU? If not, I could go with used RX 580 or GTX 1650 Super/1660 Super.

My current components with my R3 3200G:

Motherboard: ASUS Prime A320M-K
RAM: TeamElite Plus 8GB 2x8 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM
CPU Cooler: YGT Coolmax CX-1132
SSD: 250 GB Kingston PCIe M.2 NVMe Gen 3
PSU: SilverStone SST-ST50F-ES230 80+Bronze 500W
Perhaps just swap in a 5600g and test.

Should give a nice bump in cpu and video power.
 
Aug 29, 2022
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Is there a specific reason you want to switch to intel?
Another option would be to instead just upgrade to a newer Ryzen CPU.
This way, you'd get more value from your money by not having to buy a new motherboard.

What is your budget for this upgrade?
Example;
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: *AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 3.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($132.57 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME A320M-K Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (Purchased For $0.00)
Video Card: *Gigabyte Radeon RX 6650 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($319.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $452.56
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-09-11 23:57 EDT-0400
Reviews said i3 12100F is on par (kind of) against Ryzen 5 5600G and next AMD Ryzen gen will use AM5 socket while Intel will still use LGA 1700. Should I stick to A320M motherboard? They mostly recommend B450, B550 motherboards when upgrading to Ryzen 5 5600/5600G since A320 motherboard has less features than B450, B550 motherboards.

Ryzen 5 5600G in Philippines is around $175.00
 
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Perhaps just swap in a 5600g and test.

Should give a nice bump in cpu and video power.
Should I stick to A320M motherboard? They mostly recommend B450, B550 motherboards when upgrading to Ryzen 5 5600/5600G since A320 motherboard has less features than B450, B550 motherboards.

Ryzen 5 5600G in Philippines is around $175.00
 
Should I stick to A320M motherboard? They mostly recommend B450, B550 motherboards when upgrading to Ryzen 5 5600/5600G since A320 motherboard has less features than B450, B550 motherboards.

Ryzen 5 5600G in Philippines is around $175.00
I see no reason to switch the mobo just for the cpu swap unless you want some feature of a new mobo.

Just trying to keep the upgrade cheap.
 
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Just make sure when you go to switch the cpu that you have the proper bios updates. Also, My AsRock b350 board requires you to do them in a certain sequence.

On an a320 board, I think the highest I’d suggest to go is a 5700x, if there’s a bios for your board that supports it just simply due to the vrms etc on your board so you don’t cook the board. Someone mentioned the 5600g, also consider the 5600 and 5600x since those should be 65 watt cpus and you are adding a gpu. I have an old b350 board myself and it works fine with a 5600x.
 
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Thank you, i was thinking getting R5 5600 and paired it with my current motherboard (just update the bios). Any GPU you would recommend to be paired with R5 5600? I would like to stick with my 500w PSU. Is RX6600 or RTX 2060 would be okay?
 

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Reviews said i3 12100F is on par (kind of) against Ryzen 5 5600G and next AMD Ryzen gen will use AM5 socket while Intel will still use LGA 1700. Should I stick to A320M motherboard? They mostly recommend B450, B550 motherboards when upgrading to Ryzen 5 5600/5600G since A320 motherboard has less features than B450, B550 motherboards.

Ryzen 5 5600G in Philippines is around $175.00
My point exactly, the performance is similar but you'd be able to keep your current motherboard, and not have to buy a new one.
I only recommended the 5600G because here in the US, it's currently the best deal.

I'm unsure of your area specific prices but the Ryzen 5 5600X, 5600, or 5500 would all be comparable just get whichever was cheapest.
Don't forget you'd need to update your motherboard BIOS before swapping to Ryzen 5 though.

Thank you, i was thinking getting R5 5600 and paired it with my current motherboard (just update the bios). Any GPU you would recommend to be paired with R5 5600? I would like to stick with my 500w PSU. Is RX6600 or RTX 2060 would be okay?
Depending on prices in your area, you could go as high as an RX6650-XT with your PSU.
Consider the 6600, 6600-XT, 2060, 2060 Super, and 6650-XT depending on local pricing.
 
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Thank you, i was thinking getting R5 5600 and paired it with my current motherboard (just update the bios). Any GPU you would recommend to be paired with R5 5600? I would like to stick with my 500w PSU. Is RX6600 or RTX 2060 would be okay?
The rx 6600 would be the faster of those 2 cards. If I recall it’s almost as fast as the rtx 3060. The 5600g, 5600, or 5600x should have no issues with that card. I’ve got a 5600x and a 6700xt and it’sa great pairing. In my case and yours the gpu should be a bottleneck to the cpu which is what you want, since you want a strong cpu to push higher fps. So as long as your bios can update I think compared to your system now you’ll be very happy with it. You may be able to sell your old cpu to make up some of the costs also.

Edit: thought of this also, you may need to upgrade the power supply. I think the rx6600 needs 600 watts. Some of the other folks can chime in as well but it’s a consideration.
 
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The rx 6600 would be the faster of those 2 cards. If I recall it’s almost as fast as the rtx 3060. The 5600g, 5600, or 5600x should have no issues with that card. I’ve got a 5600x and a 6700xt and it’sa great pairing. In my case and yours the gpu should be a bottleneck to the cpu which is what you want, since you want a strong cpu to push higher fps. So as long as your bios can update I think compared to your system now you’ll be very happy with it. You may be able to sell your old cpu to make up some of the costs also.

Edit: thought of this also, you may need to upgrade the power supply. I think the rx6600 needs 600 watts. Some of the other folks can chime in as well but it’s a consideration.
The 6600 is worse than the 6600-XT, and the 6650-XT is better than both.
The 6600 performs similar to the 2060 Super, and the 6600-XT performs similar to the 2070 Super in raw FPS.
Some of the 6600-variant cards can require more than a 500W PSU, but most do not. Most of the budget ones, will not. The one 8pin connector available on his PSU will be sufficient for the majority of the 6600-varient cards, but there are some outliers to be wary of.
 
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The op asked specifically about the 6600 and 2060. As far as performance the 6600 is in line with the 2060 super and 2070, and sits just below the 3060 not the 2060. See the hierarchy chart. But the 6600 xt is better. It’s a fine card, I actually owned one for a bit but sold it during the mining craze a year or so ago. However when prices started coming down I picked up a 6700xt and have been happy with that card.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html

Either way though any of those options is going to be way better than the ops current setup.
 

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The op asked specifically about the 6600 and 2060. As far as performance the 6600 is in line with the 2060 super and 2070, and sits just below the 3060 not the 2060. See the hierarchy chart. But the 6600 xt is better. It’s a fine card, I actually owned one for a bit but sold it during the mining craze a year or so ago. However when prices started coming down I picked up a 6700xt and have been happy with that card.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html

Either way though any of those options is going to be way better than the ops current setup.
Oops, missed that "super" label when I reviewed it.
I edited my comment to avoid confusion, yes the 6600 is in line with the 2060 Super. And the 6600-XT is in line with the 2070 Super
 
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All good. Like I said compared to what the op has now any of those options is going to be amazing. I would suggest however that as soon as possible, upgrade the power supply to a higher wattage unit. For one the longevity of the system, but then it opens the door for more upgrades. For example in a year if the op gets a killer deal on a 4090.
 

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