[SOLVED] What cpu + motherboard can I buy with £200 second hand

James Noscoper

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Hi,
Im looking to upgrade my i7-4790 cpu as it doesn’t support ddr4 but will need a new motherboard as well. I’m looking to spend £200-300 on second hand (if not new) on them total. I’d like a 6 core preferably was looking at 8700k but it’s to much out my price range. I mainly game and program.

thanks
 

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Even this would be new:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£132.97 @ Laptops Direct)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£64.44 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£54.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £252.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-26 16:59 BST+0100


Single core the Intel is probably still on par, but you get the additional corea and multi-core speed, as well as a new platform.

If you went used you could get a 3rd Gen Ryzen potentially.
 

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Hi,
Im looking to upgrade my i7-4790 cpu as it doesn’t support ddr4 but will need a new motherboard as well. I’m looking to spend £200-300 on second hand (if not new) on them total. I’d like a 6 core preferably was looking at 8700k but it’s to much out my price range. I mainly game and program.

thanks
Is that £200-300 INCLUDING RAM, CPU, and Motherboard? or do you have a separate budget for the RAM?
 

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Even this would be new:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£132.97 @ Laptops Direct)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£64.44 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£54.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £252.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-26 16:59 BST+0100


Single core the Intel is probably still on par, but you get the additional corea and multi-core speed, as well as a new platform.

If you went used you could get a 3rd Gen Ryzen potentially.
 

jeffreygian360

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Is the an Amd alternative with same speed but more cores as the 6700k
Clock speed is only one aspect of a cpu, an i 7700k vs ryzen 3300x, the performance difference in most of the games is about 5fps i doubt you'll notice it, ik both the processor are different from what is being discussed but this video must give you a clear view
View: https://youtu.be/GByRUWHO-8I
 
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jeffreygian360

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Even this would be new:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£132.97 @ Laptops Direct)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£64.44 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£54.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £252.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-26 16:59 BST+0100


Single core the Intel is probably still on par, but you get the additional corea and multi-core speed, as well as a new platform.

If you went used you could get a 3rd Gen Ryzen potentially.
This is whats worth paying, quite frankly, 6/12 will serve you long compared to i7 6700k
 
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James Noscoper

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Id like to overclock, would overclocking make a difference, my graphics card is set to automatic overclocking could I do this with the cpu as I don’t know enough about it
 

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What needs are for overclocking?
Good motherboard that would allow for reasonable overclocking potential, so a typically more expensive board being as it will likely be better quality. See point 7 here: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/top-not-as-obvious-mistakes-made-when-selecting-parts-for-a-custom-pc.3510178/

Also a better third party cooler to deal with the higher temps. you don't want to set auto OC for CPU, you would have to do this manually.
 

James Noscoper

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Z370 GAMING PLUS would this motherboard be good for it(£100) I can get a 8700k for £200 the same ram £50. What’s a good cooler for it that would fit this board if it’s good
 

jeffreygian360

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Z370 GAMING PLUS would this motherboard be good for it(£100) I can get a 8700k for £200 the same ram £50. What’s a good cooler for it that would fit this board if it’s good
If you have decided for overclocking that's great you'll need to keep in consideration you will also require a really good power supply and you might have to change your PC's voltages like in 4~6 months as your parts aged and since alot of heat is generated the overall lifespan of components decreases, i am not saying the disadvantages of oc but im saying all this so that you can keep all in mind and a good cooler will be necessary.
 

James Noscoper

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I checked with all my specs (gpu rx 580) and I have another 80w to play with.

mans the top of the case radiator is being blocked by the io motherboard shield ( where the aorus name is on image)
 

James Noscoper

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The PSU is a cool master GX 550w bronze and I’ve found a slot for it which means I can’t have a side panel on which isn’t a problem as there isn’t much dust in my room however I’ve power it on and the temps are pushing 90 degrees, is this because I’ve not applied thermal paste properly? Thanks
 

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Hi,
Im looking to upgrade my i7-4790 cpu as it doesn’t support ddr4 but will need a new motherboard as well. I’m looking to spend £200-300 on second hand (if not new) on them total. I’d like a 6 core preferably was looking at 8700k but it’s to much out my price range. I mainly game and program.

thanks
If your PC is doing everything you wish just hold out DDR4 is not some magical fix. It took them almost a year after DDR4 came out to beat my old DDR3 @2400mhz with 11 timings.

EDIT you need a better reason to upgrade parts other than just so you can run DDR4 memory!
 

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