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I looking to spend minimal money so I was wondering for a small use gaming pc would a ryzen 5 3600 be a good decision 

I also want something that I will be able to put in a motherboard easily because I have never built any sort of machine before

 

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If your budget allows for it, the Ryzen 3600 certainly is a good CPU. 

If it's much cheaper, the 2600X/2600 could be considered too, but the 3600 is a good 10%/20% (respectively) single core speed better. 

 

Be sure to get some high speed (3000Mhz+) dual channel memory with it.


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3600 is good for hitting high frame rates compared to the previous gen 2600, 3rd gen is preferred if you pair your system with a high refresh rate monitor.


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2700 non x is my favorite right now based on price.

 

$169 is pretty hard to pass up.


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2 hours ago, Revxrse_maxi said:

I looking to spend minimal money so I was wondering for a small use gaming pc would a ryzen 5 3600 be a good decision 

If you really wanna get dirty you can make a 2006 Xeon DDR2 build, some Xeons can be addapted to work on lga 775 mobos with some specific pin inverting, I don't really know the specifics of it but if you ever need a dirty and cheap build but still decent it's fun looking into these.

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Other question is what sort of games do you want to run on it? The Zen 2 APUs should be coming out next year and should have decent graphics performance of you are really low spec gaming. 

 

You may even be able to get away with an Athlon 240GE in a B450 motherboard, though I'd really check the benchmarks before driving that far down the line... 

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