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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello, 

 

I am looking to upgrade my current rig. I have about 700 euros to spend on upgrades. I was wondering what would be the most cost effective way to upgrade. 

CPU: AMD FX-8320 

GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1060 6GB

PSU: 850 watt

RAM: 16 GB

Storage: 3 256 SSD

 

Thanks

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1 minute ago, Henno said:

CPU: AMD FX-8320 

GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1060 6GB

PSU: 850 watt

RAM: 16 GB

Storage: 3 256 SSD

R5 3600 + MSI B450 MAX (tomahawk, a pro, gaming plus or mortar) + 16Gb of ram (3000/3200MHz) for around 400€.

 

What's your PSU brand and model ?


Don't forget to quote (arrow bottom left of the message) or use name tag (@name) for us to see your answer.

 

 

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My computer

CPU : I7-8700k  4,7GHz 1,275v

CPU cooler : Noctua NH-U14S

GPU : Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX Vega 64

Motherboard : Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra

RAM : 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB 3466 MHz CL16

SSD : Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2,5" + Sabrent Rocket 1TB M.2

HDD : Seagate BarraCuda 4TB 3,5" 5400RPM

Case : Phanteks ECLIPSE P600S Black 

PSU : Corsair HX Platinum 850W

Others : Noctua NF-F12 PWM chromax.black.swap x3 top exhaust

Noctua NF-A14 PWM chromax.black.swap x3 front intake, x1 rear exhaust, x1 on the CPU cooler

Noctua NA-HC6 chromax.black on the CPU cooler

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Wife Computer

CPU : R5 3600 4,2GHz 1,33v

CPU cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition

GPU : Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 580 8GB

Motherboard : MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX

RAM : 16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 3200MHz CL16

SSD : Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250 GB 2,5"

HDD : Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM

Case : Fractal Design Define C TG

PSU : Corsair TXM 550W

 

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go with the cookie cutter ryzen build

 

Ryzen 5 3600                                                           ~180 Eur

B450 board(find a board that is zen 2 ready)           ~100 Eur

16gb ddr4 ram                                                         ~50-80Eur

1tb HDD                                       


Im with the mentaility of "IF IM NOT SURE IF ITS ENOUGH COOLING, GO OVERKILL"

 

PS: i cooled a Ryzen 5 3600(65W) with ID cooling SE207 (200W-250W tdp lol)

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get the r5 3600 as described.
Flip the gtx 1060 on ebay. If you don't mind used hardware, get a used 1070ti or vega 64 or something at that price range, depending on the money you have left

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Here you go.

Forget about 3600 because you can save around 50-80 euro by going with 2600, which is a bit slower. But on the upside, it leaves you enough money for a powerful video card so you'll get better performance in games.

You can also sell your current card and get back some money. In a year or two, you can upgrade to a 3900 or something, the motherboard can handle it.

 

 

 

Also if you find around 30 euro or so, you could get a higher end cpu cooler, the stock one that comes in the box is very decent but a bit noisy when it goes at high rpm. For the start, to fit in your budget, it's good enough.

 

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2 minutes ago, mariushm said:

Forget about 3600 because you can save around 50-80 euro by going with 2600

if he sells his 1060, the money should be sufficient for this build.
The 2600 is a lot slower in gaming performance than the 3600. It does make a difference

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4 minutes ago, Devryd said:

if he sells his 1060, the money should be sufficient for this build.
The 2600 is a lot slower in gaming performance than the 3600. It does make a difference

If he can function without a PC for a couple of days until the parts arrive from Amazon, then yes, by all means... sell the 1060 and order the parts from Amazon with 3600 instead of 2600.

The motherboard I chose is a recent model which supports from the factory the 3rd gen Ryzen processors (the MAX in the name is a hint, the boards with Max in the name were released after Ryzen 3rd gen were launched) so all the components in the list are still valid.

You may squeeze a tiny bit more performance by going with 3600 Mhz memory instead of 3200, but if your budget is tight 3200 is good enough.

Still, to be complete, here's a couple suggestions for 3600 Mhz :

 

G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory (F4-3600C16D-16GVKC) - PCPartPicker

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory (CMK16GX4M2D3600C18) - PCPartPicker

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I think these Crucial RAM-s would be the most suitable for a Ryzen build:

Ballistix Sport LT 2x8Gb

Buddy of mine managed to run these Crucials at 3600Mhz with CL16 timings with 2nd gen Ryzen (2600). Tested them in Intel Z390board with 9600k, and they did 3733Mhz CL16 and 3600Mhz CL14 without hassle! Mikron-E RAM-s are very good budget friendly options

 

A more capable cooler than the stealth:

SilentiumPC Fortis 3 

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1 hour ago, Henno said:

Hello, 

 

I am looking to upgrade my current rig. I have about 700 euros to spend on upgrades. I was wondering what would be the most cost effective way to upgrade. 

CPU: AMD FX-8320 

GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1060 6GB

PSU: 850 watt

RAM: 16 GB

Storage: 3 256 SSD

 

Thanks

what do you use the pc for, without knowing what you use the pc for then there is no point in recommending anything at all to you

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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 minutes ago, amdorintel said:

what do you use the pc for, without knowing what you use the pc for then there is no point in recommending anything at all to you

I use this pc basically only for gaming. 

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1 hour ago, Henno said:

I use this pc basically only for gaming. 

 

1 hour ago, mariushm said:

This build then.

 

 

2 hours ago, Plouffe said:

What's your PSU brand and model ?

This question still stands as your PSU could be a problem if it's too old or bad.


Don't forget to quote (arrow bottom left of the message) or use name tag (@name) for us to see your answer.

 

 

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My computer

CPU : I7-8700k  4,7GHz 1,275v

CPU cooler : Noctua NH-U14S

GPU : Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX Vega 64

Motherboard : Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra

RAM : 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB 3466 MHz CL16

SSD : Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2,5" + Sabrent Rocket 1TB M.2

HDD : Seagate BarraCuda 4TB 3,5" 5400RPM

Case : Phanteks ECLIPSE P600S Black 

PSU : Corsair HX Platinum 850W

Others : Noctua NF-F12 PWM chromax.black.swap x3 top exhaust

Noctua NF-A14 PWM chromax.black.swap x3 front intake, x1 rear exhaust, x1 on the CPU cooler

Noctua NA-HC6 chromax.black on the CPU cooler

Spoiler

Wife Computer

CPU : R5 3600 4,2GHz 1,33v

CPU cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition

GPU : Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 580 8GB

Motherboard : MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX

RAM : 16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 3200MHz CL16

SSD : Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250 GB 2,5"

HDD : Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM

Case : Fractal Design Define C TG

PSU : Corsair TXM 550W

 

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