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Looking for the best upgrade possible

Coozbie

4 months ago

Hello everyone first time here,

Well I’ll dive in my current build is something like this https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3Cr47W

I made it back in 2015 so my stuff is somehow old

My current budget is 650-700 usd and I’m thinking in going into Ryzen because it’s almost the same and cheaper (correct me if I’m wrong)

All I’m looking is how to maximize my 700 usd for the best gaming rig I can get with what I have.

Thanks beforehand for the help

Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m thinking in going into Ryzen because it’s almost the same and cheaper (correct me if I’m wrong)

On the below builds, a 9400F equals an 2600X more or less as performance concerns.

Build 1

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor $174.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - B365 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $85.99 @ Newegg
Memory ADATA - XPG GAMMIX D10 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $76.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB SSC GAMING ACX 3.0 Video Card -
Case NZXT - Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $397.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-16 23:42 EDT-0400

Build 1 GU

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor $174.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - B365 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $85.99 @ Newegg
Memory ADATA - XPG GAMMIX D10 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $76.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $279.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $677.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-16 23:46 EDT-0400

Build 2

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $179.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $88.66 @ Newegg
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $85.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial - MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB SSC GAMING ACX 3.0 Video Card -
Case NZXT - Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $414.52
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-16 23:44 EDT-0400

Build 2 GU

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $179.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $88.66 @ Newegg
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $85.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial - MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $279.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $694.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-16 23:45 EDT-0400
  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Mark for your time I appreciate it, Hmm is it necessary to swap the power supply from the current one I have to the Corsair ?

With the Ryzen 3000 series going to be released mid 2019 do you think I should wait for it or just go for the 2600x

I saw in some benchmark that the 9400f with 2666mhz was on par with the 2600x OC at 4.2 with 3400mhz so that’s what made by doubt the intel vs ryzen https://www.techspot.com/review/1829-intel-core-i5-9400f-vs-amd-ryzen-5-2600x/

And in your opinion would you pick 1GU or 2GU

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm is it necessary to swap the power supply from the current one I have to the Corsair ?

Yes man it is. That's a cheap group regulated unit with non Japanese capacitors most probably and 3 years warranty. I would definitely change that on a recent build.

If $60 are too much for you, just get this below.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139201&Description=CORSAIR%20CX%20Series%20CX450&cm_re=CORSAIR_CX_Series_CX450-_-17-139-201-_-Product

With the Ryzen 3000 series going to be released mid 2019 do you think I should wait for it or just go for the 2600x

If you want the build right now, get the 2600X. If you can wait, it would be even better.

Yo would get he newer stuff.

I saw in some benchmark that the 9400f with 2666mhz was on par with the 2600x OC at 4.2 with 3400mhz

Yes that's correct. But you should be focused on the below comparison chart.

https://static.techspot.com/articles-info/1829/bench/Average.png

And according to the above, the 9400F with 2666MHz Ram, is on par with an 2600X and 3400Mhz Ram.

Of course nothing is for certain that you will be able to get an 2600X to run with 3400MHz ram successfully.

That's a gamble or just pure luck.

Nevertheless, both are very capable gaming processors to say at least. :)

And in your opinion would you pick 1GU or 2GU

Interesting!

Comparing these two processors as gaming concerns they are equal fast.

But there is more behind all this.

First off, running an 9400F with a ram that has a frequency over 2666Mhz would require an Z390 board. That adds to the expense of the build.

Secondly, for tasks like media encoding, file compression, image editing, Java, Databases, and multi core rendering, the 9400F has no chance against an 2600X.

So as an all rounder, the 2600X would be the better option.

And therefore, i would vote for: Build 2 GU.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Good choice I was thinking the same tbh, also regarding the list I was reading some reviews of ASRock mobo and I read that a lot of people received them dead on arrival and this board it’s like a gamble it can come working or not so I’m looking at another one that lets me OC without issue I was taking a look into the Tomahawk and Bazooka which are decent, also I’ll probably buy this stuff when 3rd gen arrives since I’m going in September to the US and I’ll buy some stuff, currently in my country (Chile) prices are literally the double as the US

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

OK, the you get a MSI board for a bit more.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $179.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450 Gaming Plus ATX AM4 Motherboard $99.68 @ Amazon
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $85.98 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $279.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $705.63
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-17 14:10 EDT-0400
  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Build 1

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor $130.00
Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $99.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial - MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $279.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case -
Power Supply Cooler Master - Thunder 600 W ATX Power Supply -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $689.85
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $669.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-17 00:09 EDT-0400

Build 2

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $99.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial - MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $279.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case -
Power Supply Cooler Master - Thunder 600 W ATX Power Supply -
Other AMD RYZEN 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6 GHz (4.2 GHz Max Boost), MSI ARSENAL GAMING B450 TOMAHAWK AM4 AMD B450 $279.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $704.95
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-17 00:00 EDT-0400

Lots of value with the motherboard. For AM4 motherboards read up on these posts. Sale ends in 3 hours but logic still applies. Pick motherboard <$120 and then cpu. I would personally look for a very cheap Ryzen 1000 series cpu (<$140 1600/1700) and then wait 3-4 months when Ryzen 3000 launches and upgrade to that. There was recent ebay sale (reddit buildapc) with the Ryzen 1700 for $130 and they come frequently. 1000 series and 2000 series doesn't have too much performance difference between them. Gtx 1660 Ti is perfect for 1080p.

This way for 3-4 months you have a decent rig that you didnt invest too much in, but you have a good motherboard and a upgrade path for when 7nm Ryzen 3000 and Amd Navi gpus release in July.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/a00nqg/gn_and_buildzoid_best_motherboards_for_amd_ryzen/?ref=share&ref_source=link https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/9uc6bi/am4_b450x470_vrm_tier_list/

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the input! I was considering at first getting the ASRock b450, but reading some reviews a lot of people had them death on arrival and had some issues building it, so I think I’ll be checking between the Tomahawk or Bazooka !

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