Question Upgrading to a Ryzen system

Myronazz

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Hello, Intel user here.


What happened:
I need help with deciding a cheap upgrade to a Ryzen system. I have Intel currently and due to security issues I am highly considering getting Ryzen to have a complete peace of mind, plus it's time I start considering an upgrade because I have noticed that my current rig is just not within satisfactory boundaries anymore, but since I am not familiar with AMD at all I need someone to advice me in what I should buy to ensure I don't make a stupid decision

My current system:
Motherboard: H110M-R
CPU: Intel Core i3 6100
GPU: GTX 950
RAM: 1x8GB
Power Supply: 350W Corsair VS350 (I heard it's bad but couldn't change it because I have a pre-built and it was under warranty, it no longer is)
Storage: WD Green 2 TB, WD Blue 1 TB and 128GB Samsung Evo 840

This was a pre-bult system, which I got for around £600 (I was totally ripped off!) but I guess it serves me right for getting a pre-built in the first place. The only thing I added was the SSD and the 2TB drive

What I am looking for:
Obviously, my main goal here is to get a Ryzen CPU, something equivalent to an i3 or i5 but since obviously AMD doesn't work on Intel boards I also need to replace my motherboard, which is great because my motherboard sucks. I have issues with storage, hence all these drives but my current board has run out of SATA ports and my expansion slots such as PCIe are not many as this board only has two 1X slots and a 16X slot for my GPU, so really bad long term growth is on this one which is why upgrading would be really nice

So to sum it up, here is what I need in bullet points:
  • A Ryzen CPU that is equivalent in power to either an i3 or possibly an i5 if price is not too crazy. I can do older Ryzen such as Ryzen 3 if it means cheaper
  • A motherboard that has plenty of expansion options such PCIe slots with good bandwidth on each one
  • The motherboard has to have legacy I/O COM & LPT ports as I work with old equipment sometimes, I understand that these don't come external anymore, but motherboards have internal headers for them, like mine does
  • PS/2 if possible, but I can cut down on that if I find a good motherboard that meets my criteria as there are adapters I can use for PS/2
  • A Floppy Disk Drive controller built into the motherboard (Would be nice but who am I kidding there is no way such a thing exists on modern motherboards nowadays, but wonder if there is a PCi expansion card that can give me one?)
That is all. I thank you for reading and appreciate any help
 
FYI, AMD is likely going to be announcing their 3rd generation Ryzen CPUs at Computex in about 10 days. It may be worth waiting a little bit to see what they say about specs and and launch date and then decide whether it's worth getting one or just getting a (likely cheaper) 1st/2nd gen Ryzen.
 

jeremyj_83

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Build with iGPU
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (£117.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard (£75.98 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£76.00 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£98.59 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (£80.33 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case (£46.93 @ More Computers)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£72.95 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: Fractal Design - GP12-WT 52.3 CFM 120 mm Fan (£9.64 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £578.41
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-17 21:15 BST+0100


Build with dGPU
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£132.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard (£75.98 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£76.00 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£98.59 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (£80.33 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 570 8 GB GAMING 8G Video Card (£144.95 @ AWD-IT)
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case (£46.93 @ More Computers)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£72.95 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: Fractal Design - GP12-WT 52.3 CFM 120 mm Fan (£9.64 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £738.35
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-17 21:16 BST+0100
 

Myronazz

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Hello everyone, thanks for the replies.

My budget is around £200 but I can go a bit higher if necessary. I am not looking to replace everything, I will only replace my motherboard and processor. Everything else I'll keep because it's still okay. If i'm not mistaken my RAM, GPU, Drives and PSU should still be compatible with the new board
 

rookieGamer

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-as far as security is concerned.. those flaws of intel chips give advantage on a targeted attack not a mass attack.. so unless you got nuke codes on your PC or spanked the wrong guy.. you got nothing to worry about.. nobody is coming after you. you can keep watching porn and play video games. :p
-your system is not that old that you need to replace it. you can use it for another year or two

-if you still want to upgrade i would suggest wait for the 3rd gen ryzen chips they are expected to be a significant improvement also older chips will get cheaper once 3rd gen is out.

-you will need new CPU+motherboard+ram (unless you using DDR4 ram even in that case single stick with ryzen is suicide, you need dual channel)+PSU not because its VS but because its 350, you need 450 if you getting VS get 450 have some wiggle room its safe that way. (i am using VS450 in my ryzen build, no problems so far)
 
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