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i3-8100 to R5 2600 Worth It?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey Guys!

I have been thinking, is it worth it to upgrade a i3-1800 to a Ryzen 5 2600 along with a new motherboard?

I am starting to see my CPU hit 100% utilization more than i would like especially in GTAV. 

 

For comparison if i was to just get a 6 core intel processor (i5 9400f) it would cost about the same amount as the 2600.

 

Thanks for your help guys!

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Look for a used i7 8700. i5s are dead and the 3600 has murdered them in their sleep

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3 minutes ago, jakearoo said:

I am starting to see my CPU hit 100% utilization more than i would like especially in GTAV. 

just to clarify, the cpu wasnt at 100% in same game before??

and are you talking about used or new 2600? 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

just to clarify, the cpu wasnt at 100% in same game before??

and are you talking about used or new 2600? 

What i meant by the CPU usage is that more tasks that i am doing are reaching the max performance of the CPU.

 

And yes, a new 2600: https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B07B41WS48/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=ANEGB3WVEVKZB&psc=1

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23 minutes ago, jakearoo said:

Hey Guys!

Are you only gaming at 60hz? Your i3 should be fine for that, might want to upgrade your display first, unless you just really want to get the 6c/12t CPU for some other task like streaming or video editing.


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

Are you only gaming at 60hz? Your i3 should be fine for that, might want to upgrade your display first, unless you just really want to get the 6c/12t CPU for some other task like streaming or video editing.

My main monitor is 75hz :/ 

And yes, I would like to start streaming and video editing. I am also doing a graphics class at school so I use Autodesk Inventor and AudoCad quite regularly which means lots and lots of CPU rendering. 

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1 minute ago, jakearoo said:

My main monitor is 75hz :/ 

And yes, I would like to start streaming and video editing. I am also doing a graphics class at school so I use Autodesk Inventor and AudoCad quite regularly which means lots and lots of CPU rendering. 

Should look around you might be able to get an R7 2700 pretty cheap
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AMD-YD2700BBAFBOX-Ryzen7-2700-8C-16T-65W-AM4-20MB-Wraith-Spire-LED-Cooler-RETAIL/323843833568?hash=item4b6698bee0:g:4wQAAOSw7P9bcoOK:sc:USPSFirstClass!91941!US!-1

The entry level X470 board has a nicer VRM if you're willing to save up a bit more, 3200mhz RAM is nicer for Ryzen as well, can always buy that later.
https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/4D7v6h/msi-x470-gaming-plus-atx-am4-motherboard-x470-gaming-plus


PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/p7r2dX

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($292.60 @ Newegg Australia)
Motherboard: MSI B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($124.00 @ Austin Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($109.00 @ Shopping Express)
Total: $525.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-21 19:10 AEDT+1100

 


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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1 minute ago, Streetguru said:

Should look around you might be able to get an R7 2700 pretty cheap
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AMD-YD2700BBAFBOX-Ryzen7-2700-8C-16T-65W-AM4-20MB-Wraith-Spire-LED-Cooler-RETAIL/323843833568?hash=item4b6698bee0:g:4wQAAOSw7P9bcoOK:sc:USPSFirstClass!91941!US!-1

The entry level X470 board has a nicer VRM if you're willing to save up a bit more, 3200mhz RAM is nicer for Ryzen as well, can always buy that later.
https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/4D7v6h/msi-x470-gaming-plus-atx-am4-motherboard-x470-gaming-plus


PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/p7r2dX

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($292.60 @ Newegg Australia)
Motherboard: MSI B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($124.00 @ Austin Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($109.00 @ Shopping Express)
Total: $525.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-21 19:10 AEDT+1100

 

That CPU is an amazing find, in USD,but sadly a little bit high for my budget. 

I have already picked up 16GB of ram a little while ago. 

 

Somewhere around $300 AUD is my budget as its a tough time of year for money.

 

Thanks for your help though :) 

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3 minutes ago, jakearoo said:

That CPU is an amazing find, in USD,but sadly a little bit high for my budget.

Still $50 AUD off retail, you could always sell your i3 first to raise the extra funds or something.

That way you have the 8 core CPU for the long run, and perhaps the better motherboard.


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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Just now, Streetguru said:

Still $50 AUD off retail, you could always sell your i3 first to raise the extra funds or something.

That way you have the 8 core CPU for the long run, and perhaps the better motherboard.

This is very true. Could i use a B450 Mobo instead of a x470? Would there be any perceivable difference?

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2 minutes ago, jakearoo said:

This is very true. Could i use a B450 Mobo instead of a x470? Would there be any perceivable difference?

You just lose some overclocking potential, but as long as the B450 board has a 4 phase VRM with a decently sized heatsink it should handle stock clocks just fine.


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

You just lose some overclocking potential, but as long as the B450 board has a 4 phase VRM with a decently sized heatsink it should handle stock clocks just fine.

Alright. Thanks so much for your help!

 

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4 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

You just lose some overclocking potential, but as long as the B450 board has a 4 phase VRM with a decently sized heatsink it should handle stock clocks just fine.

Seems to be much out of mu budget. Bugger!

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1 minute ago, jakearoo said:

 

Depending on your credit, there's also pay pal credit, who has 0% interest offers with 6 months to pay it off.

Should have an option somewhere on ebay


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1 minute ago, Streetguru said:

Depending on your credit, there's also pay pal credit, who has 0% interest offers with 6 months to pay it off.

Should have an option somewhere on ebay

Ebay AU doesnt seem to have a "pay off" option and stuff like afterpay doesnt work 

 

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18 minutes ago, jakearoo said:

Ebay AU doesnt seem to have a "pay off" option and stuff like afterpay doesnt work 

 

Yall gotta work on that whole banking/credit system lol. Like all of your cards have annual fees and no cash back.

There are a few with 0% interest for only 55 days with no annual fee though

https://www.finder.com.au/credit-cards


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what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Streetguru said:

Yall gotta work on that whole banking/credit system lol. Like all of your cards have annual fees and no cash back.

There are a few with 0% interest for only 55 days with no annual fee though

https://www.finder.com.au/credit-cards

Being under 18 doesnt help with the credit card situation :P 

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9 minutes ago, jakearoo said:

Being under 18 doesnt help with the credit card situation :P 

just ask your friends/ parents to pay from cr card & pay them back in cash

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Just now, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

just ask your friends/ parents to pay from cr card & pay them back in cash

No one that i know have a credit card, always ended badly.

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