Question Which of these 2 PC's? Or something else?

Oct 19, 2019
3
0
10
0
I'm looking to get a new PC mainly for Microsoft Office, no gaming at all. I have some VBA heavy files so want it to be reasonably quick. I know nothing about current PC's, so which of the below is best? They are both a similar price at just under £600, with the bottom one being slightly cheaper. Which should I choose, or is something else better?

  • Aerocool Cylon Black RGB LED TG Gaming Case + Card reader - External Optical Drive Only
  • 500W Aerocool Integrator 80+ Certified Power Supply
  • MSI AMD Ryzen B450M PRO-VDH MAX AM4 MicroATX Motherboard(AMD)
  • AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600, AM4, Zen 2, 6 Core, 12 Thread, 3.6GHz, 4.2GHz Turbo, 32MB L3 Cache, PCIe 4.0
  • AMD AM4 Wraith Stealth Cooler up to 65Watts - No LED (Ryzen™3600/3400G/3200G)
  • 8GB 2400/2666MHz DDR4 (1x8GB) - Major Brand
  • 4GB GeForce® GTX 1650 Graphics Card
  • 250GB 2.5" SATA III SSD
  • 1TB SATA III 6GB/s 7200rpm 64MB Cache 8ms
  • Integrated 7.1 High Definition 8-Channel Audio
  • 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN Port (Wi-Fi Not Included)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Or
  • CiT Jet Stream Black/Silver Stripe Midi Tower Case
  • 400W Power Supply
  • MSI B360M PRO-VDH LGA 1151 DDR4 mATX Motherboard
  • Intel® Core™ i5-9600K 6 Core Processor (3.70GHz) 9MB Cache
  • 8GB 2400/2666MHz DDR4 (1x8GB) - Major Brand
  • 2GB GeForce® GT710 Graphics Card
  • 250GB 2.5" SATA III SSD
  • 1TB SATA III 6GB/s 7200rpm 64MB Cache 8ms
  • Integrated 7.1 High Definition 8-Channel Audio
  • 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN Port (Wi-Fi Not Included)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
 
Oct 19, 2019
3
0
10
0
Do you mean the powers supplies are not powerful enough, or that they are just bad models? What pushes you towards the first one? I used a cpu comparison site and the Ryzen came out quite ahead of the intel chip. As I said though there will be no gaming or 4K etc, just MS office and maybe some SD video watching.

My main pc is a i7-5820 with a 980Ti (Overkill I know as again no gaming). It's plugged into a wemo and never draws more than 200W. It flies with the office files but another one I use (my older Pc) cannot cope, hence the replacement.
 
Oct 19, 2019
3
0
10
0
TBF the ssd will be replaced for a 850 evo I already have after I've cloned it across. Is the Ryzen much better than the i5. I checked both on a benchmark site and the ryzen gets 19921 ranked 74 and the i5 13488 ranked 218. Both are better than my i7, but I'm surprised the Ryzen seem so far ahead, so was wondering what the catch is?
 

USAFRet

Titan
Moderator
Mar 16, 2013
114,622
2,124
157,240
18,641
TBF the ssd will be replaced for a 850 evo I already have after I've cloned it across. Is the Ryzen much better than the i5. I checked both on a benchmark site and the ryzen gets 19921 ranked 74 and the i5 13488 ranked 218. Both are better than my i7, but I'm surprised the Ryzen seem so far ahead, so was wondering what the catch is?
Fair enough on the drive. But you're still paying for parts you might not want and use.
And for a brand new system, you probably don't want to clone it, but rather just do a complete clean install on the 850 EVO.

Ryzen vs Intel? There is no 'catch', just that the Ryzen is a bit better in some uses and benchmarks. Intel is better in others.
 
Reactions: Ricky_Spanish

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS