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Building my first PC, need suggestions!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hiya, 

 

I am starting the process of building my first gaming PC. I decided to go AMD and use the new x570 chipset so that it's more upgradeable in the future. I have my eye on the ASUS AM4 TUF Gaming X570-Plus ATX Motherboard. With that being said, I'm not sure if to go with last gen parts and upgrade later, or just spend a little more now. 

 

Basically I am debating between whether or not to go Ryzen 2600 or 3600 for this chipset, and I am pretty stuck on what graphics card to go with in general. Any suggestions would be great! 

 

 

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We need more information. What budget, what resolution and refresh rate.


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9 minutes ago, mparish3 said:

Basically I am debating between whether or not to go Ryzen 2600 or 3600 for this chipset, and I am pretty stuck on what graphics card to go with in general. Any suggestions would be great! 

If you're going to spend that much money on a board whether it be X470 or X570, you better make use of it and put in a powerful CPU, you could instead save money and buy a 100$ B450 Board and get yourself a 2700X and you'd still be able to upgrade your CPU later on though you won't get PCIe 4.0 which I personally think is not a big deal, the only GPU to date that is able to begin saturating PCIe 3.0 is the RTX 2080 Ti, that's a lot of performance to be able to upgrade to.


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If you are just gaming then the R5 3600 is a better option than the 2700X mentioned above. It has 2 cores less, but it is faster for gaming. I would pair it with a good B450 board like the Tomahawk MAX or B450-A Pro MAX.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 hours ago, _Syn_ said:

If you're going to spend that much money on a board whether it be X470 or X570, you better make use of it and put in a powerful CPU, you could instead save money and buy a 100$ B450 Board and get yourself a 2700X and you'd still be able to upgrade your CPU later on though you won't get PCIe 4.0 which I personally think is not a big deal, the only GPU to date that is able to begin saturating PCIe 3.0 is the RTX 2080 Ti, that's a lot of performance to be able to upgrade to.

Makes a lot of sense. Do you have any recommended b450 boards? I think I've deciding on going AMD gen 2 with the thought of upgrading in the future. Also looking at going with a gtx 1650 super if that helps at all.  

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15 minutes ago, mparish3 said:

Makes a lot of sense. Do you have any recommended b450 boards? I think I've deciding on going AMD gen 2 with the thought of upgrading in the future. Also looking at going with a gtx 1650 super if that helps at all.  

See my post above. The 3600 is better than the 2700X for gaming. Only $15 difference in price.

 

MSI B450 MAX boards such as the Tomahawk or B450-A Pro are good.


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