Question What should I get?

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Hi I am looking at buying cpu below was going to get the ryzen 5 but not sure what I should get now because my old cpu is intel i5-4590 I am changing to AMD.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 6 Core,12 Threads up to 3.9 GHz Max Boost, Socket AM4, 19MB total Cache , 65W TDP , with Wraith Stealth Cooler

Price $237.00

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AMD Ryzen 3 3200G Socket AM4, 4 Core,4 Threads up to 4.0Ghz Boost , Radeon RX Vega 8 Graphics With Wraith Stealth Cooler, 65W

Price $173.00

Motherboard I got is ASRock B450 Steel Legend ATX motherboard For AMD Ryzen 2nd/3rd Gen

I have a GTX 1050 ti
 
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That's the standard price in my country cheapest so far I am in New Zealand
gotcha I saw the dollar sign and assumed American dollars. sorry.
in that case the cores advice is still valid. the 3200 has fast cores but is limited to 4 threads. my 9 year old 955 black only has 4 threads.
software will not stay reliant on fast few cores, the shift is underway and while you can upgrade later the 2600 will stay relevant longer.

you are paying for a GPU you are not going to use in all likely-hood with the 3200. I'd rather pay for something actually used - 8 more threads
 
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I would get the 2600 or 3600 if it's within your budget so you don't have to upgrade again for at least 4 years. You could also try getting a used 2600 on ebay or whatever auction/second hand websites or sources you have available.

I had a look the shipping cost are massive our NZD not that great at the moment,
 
I'm with the others and suggest you get the AMD Ryzen R5-2600 if you can squeeze it into your budget. If you're a gamer or content creator or the like you will want the extra cores/threads. I have the older R5-1600 and in follow up reviews it is now beating the 4 core CPUs from Intel now when it used to loose to those models in performance. This is because I have two extra cores and even more threads. Software and Games now want 6 cores / 12 threads for all but the most trivial or static applications.
 
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I'm with the others and suggest you get the AMD Ryzen R5-2600 if you can squeeze it into your budget. If you're a gamer or content creator or the like you will want the extra cores/threads. I have the older R5-1600 and in follow up reviews it is now beating the 4 core CPUs from Intel now when it used to loose to those models in performance. This is because I have two extra cores and even more threads. Software and Games now want 6 cores / 12 threads for all but the most trivial or static applications.
Will the ryzen 5 2600 work fine with my motherboard i got ASRock B450 Steel Legend ATX motherboard For AMD Ryzen 2nd/3rd Gen
 
Yes the B450 Steel Legend ATX motherboard will work out of the box with the R5-2600 and with a UEFI/BIOS update will work well with the 3000 series 3rd GEN CPU's. You will need a 1st or 2nd gen CPU to flash the UEFI/BIOS in order to make that Motherboard function with the 3000 series 3rd GEN CPU's.
 
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Yes the B450 Steel Legend ATX motherboard will work out of the box with the R5-2600 and with a UEFI/BIOS update will work well with the 3000 series 3rd GEN CPU's. You will need a 1st or 2nd gen CPU to flash the UEFI/BIOS in order to make that Motherboard function with the 3000 series 3rd GEN CPU's.

Thanks for the infomation. I hope my graphic card will work ASUS Phoenix GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti 4GB with my mother board now.
 
Yes that GPU will work fine with all motherboards that are PCIe 3.0 or 4.0, but PCIe 3.0 is all you really need. One disadvantage which I consider minor at this point is the B450/X450 motherboards and other older motherboards like my ASRock AB350 PRO4 can not use PCIe 4.0. This only matters if you were to consider a 3000 series 3rd GEN Ryzen CPU.
 

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