Question What should i choose to upgrade ?

Jan 13, 2019
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Hello everyone , I'm planing to upgrade my old system:
I5 2500 -2*4gb ram- b75-500w psu. going to sell them for ~ 50$ and with~ 300$ budget
And which is the best choice now ?
:** Combo 1 with intel
-I3 9100f(90$) / I5 9400f (~150$ )
-B310 50$
-16gb ram 70$
-500W psu 30$
Total 250~300$
**Combo 2 with Ryzen :
-Ryzen 1600 (110$)/2600(140$)/1700(160$)
-X370 giga ds3h (60$)
ram 70$
-30$ 500w psu
Total 270~330$
Is 20$ worth it from 1600 to 2600 or extra 50$ for 1700 ?
Or i should pick the Intel system ? Which one will perform better ?
I'll play some games and work with software like AutoCad , revit , Sap , Civil .
Already have a gtx1060
 

xravenxdota

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Well the 2600x is a lot more so price to performance it doesn't make sense.I can match the 2600x when i oc my 2600.I would gor for the 2600 over the 9100KF as it's 6c/12t cpu and will most probably be good for 3-4 years down the line.
 
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Phaaze88

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Combo 1:
-The H310 mobo you get may not support 9th gen Intel cpu out of the box. It would then require an 8th gen cpu in order to boot the PC, and then update the bios for 9th gen to work.
B365 and Z390 are guaranteed 9th ready out of the box.
-I can't imagine a decent power supply for a gaming/rendering build for a mere $30. This needs to be doubled.

Combo 2:
-X370 mobo might not support Ryzen 2xxx out of the box. 400-series and up do.
-You won't get away with cheaper ram kits on Ryzen like you can with Intel. Ryzen cpus have a fair bit of their performance gated behind ram speed. Get a 3000mhz 2 stick kit at the MINIMUM.
-Psu: same as in combo 1

I present Combo 3:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.30 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($71.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $325.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-01 02:48 EDT-0400
 
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