Question Upgrade system for the older Ryzen 5 1600

Feb 26, 2019
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Going to partially upgrade using a Ryzen 1600 and do the card and LCD later in the year. I want to use Linux & W10 so I'm leaning heavily towards Asus for mobo. Want to be able to drop in a 2600, 3600 or future sub-105W chip later on.

I'll do a little video encoding and game 1080p on a 24 or 27", probably like to do more than 60FPS but don't need 144 (if I have that right) and don't need to play the latest titles but would like to crank the eye-candy. Figure this'll push a 1060, 1070 for now, or an RX 560?

I think I'll OC the 1600 but believe even if PBOworks on a 2600/3600 it won't be a huge boost. But noticeable. At some point it'll be time to completely revamp. But right now I think it best to invest in a mobo and ram that'll fit a 2600 or 3600 vs buy again later. Kill 2 birds. At least I'll have a board worth something come time time to sell.

So I have a few B450 and X470 mobos in mind. I've read extensively re: VRMs, OC ability, and somewhat about features. I'll narrow my list in a bit. (Going ATX b/c I can't stand paying for blocked PCI slots.)

My only question is: Do you think it's smart approach to spend in the $120-150 range on features I won't really need, in order to be set when I want to buy another chip? That also gives me better VRMs for an OC even now. I could grab the 2600 but for my needs I think a 1600 will be fine.

It might not be 'balanced' but when I spread for the card it should all make sense.


Thanks,

Mac
 
Going to partially upgrade using a Ryzen 1600 and do the card and LCD later in the year. I want to use Linux & W10 so I'm leaning heavily towards Asus for mobo. Want to be able to drop in a 2600, 3600 or future sub-105W chip later on.

I'll do a little video encoding and game 1080p on a 24 or 27", probably like to do more than 60FPS but don't need 144 (if I have that right) and don't need to play the latest titles but would like to crank the eye-candy. Figure this'll push a 1060, 1070 for now, or an RX 560?

I think I'll OC the 1600 but believe even if PBOworks on a 2600/3600 it won't be a huge boost. But noticeable. At some point it'll be time to completely revamp. But right now I think it best to invest in a mobo and ram that'll fit a 2600 or 3600 vs buy again later. Kill 2 birds. At least I'll have a board worth something come time time to sell.

So I have a few B450 and X470 mobos in mind. I've read extensively re: VRMs, OC ability, and somewhat about features. I'll narrow my list in a bit. (Going ATX b/c I can't stand paying for blocked PCI slots.)

My only question is: Do you think it's smart approach to spend in the $120-150 range on features I won't really need, in order to be set when I want to buy another chip? That also gives me better VRMs for an OC even now. I could grab the 2600 but for my needs I think a 1600 will be fine.

It might not be 'balanced' but when I spread for the card it should all make sense.


Thanks,

Mac
Any b450 MBs will be enough for any 6 core Ryzen chip, 1600(x) and 2600(x) are directly compatible but for 3600(x) you need ti find a way to flash compatible BIOS
 

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