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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi all hope you are doing well during these strange times. Looking for some insight from you guys. With all this time at home I devolved an upgrade itch that I must scratch.

 

Current system:

 

B150m

i5 6500

8Gb ram @2133

Gtx 970

Samsung SSD

 

Not the greatest system by a long shot but it has treated me well since I built her five years ago, I use it mainly for gaming. I want to upgrade but I am kind of stuck with some choices. I want to order a 2060 and another 8Gb kit of ram but I also feel my cpu needs to be upgraded at some point as well. Will I see a worthwhile difference on my set up now if I buy the 2060 and ram? I would like like to get an i7 7700 because my MB would allow for that CPU with a bios update but I can not justify the price. The Ryzen cpu's are very attractive at this point and priced right. I am just kind of lost at this point. Should I upgrade ram and GPU on this rig first? Or do I make the jump to another platform first?

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Ryzen 5 2600 and some inexpensive DDR4 3000, as well as a decent low end board like the ASRock B450M Pro4, will go a long way, both in performance and upgrade path. Are you buying from the united states?


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

EVGA G3 threadSeasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Fasauceome said:

Ryzen 5 2600 and some inexpensive DDR4 3000, as well as a decent low end board like the ASRock B450M Pro4, will go a long way, both in performance and upgrade path. Are you buying from the united states?

 

I am in Canada. So I would see better performance from doing the board and CPU upgrade first in your opinion? I play a lot of simulation type games Cities skylines ect. The new mount and blade made it very apparent I need a new cpu lol

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2 minutes ago, stuck-in-my-house said:

 

I am in Canada. So I would see better performance from doing the board and CPU upgrade first in your opinion? I play a lot of simulation type games Cities skylines ect. The new mount and blade made it very apparent I need a new cpu lol

I'd say cities:skylines definitely benefits from CPU power quite a bit. From what I've seen, the new Mount and Blade can be very smoothly played at high/max on the GTX 970.

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.99 @ Newegg Canada
Motherboard ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.94 @ Vuugo
Memory G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $92.99 @ Newegg Canada
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $397.92
  Mail-in rebates -$25.00
  Total $372.92
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-06 13:05 EDT-0400  

 


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

EVGA G3 threadSeasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Get a new board as well. Go for a B450. A320 is cheaper but not as good. You then have lots of upgrade options


Please tag me @Windows9 so I can see your reply

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38 minutes ago, stuck-in-my-house said:

Hi all hope you are doing well during these strange times. Looking for some insight from you guys. With all this time at home I devolved an upgrade itch that I must scratch.

 

Current system:

 

B150m

i5 6500

8Gb ram @2133

Gtx 970

Samsung SSD

 

Not the greatest system by a long shot but it has treated me well since I built her five years ago, I use it mainly for gaming. I want to upgrade but I am kind of stuck with some choices. I want to order a 2060 and another 8Gb kit of ram but I also feel my cpu needs to be upgraded at some point as well. Will I see a worthwhile difference on my set up now if I buy the 2060 and ram? I would like like to get an i7 7700 because my MB would allow for that CPU with a bios update but I can not justify the price. The Ryzen cpu's are very attractive at this point and priced right. I am just kind of lost at this point. Should I upgrade ram and GPU on this rig first? Or do I make the jump to another platform first?

I'd strongly recommend considering a Ryzen 5 1600AF...I know, I advertise this cpu all of the time, but you really can't get a better CPU for $85 usd...

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2 minutes ago, steelo said:

I'd strongly recommend considering a Ryzen 5 1600AF...I know, I advertise this cpu all of the time, but you really can't get a better CPU for $85 usd...

Since CAD is the relevant pricing here, the 1600AF is not a good option.


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

EVGA G3 threadSeasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, steelo said:

I'd strongly recommend considering a Ryzen 5 1600AF...I know, I advertise this cpu all of the time, but you really can't get a better CPU for $85 usd...

I have also herd this is a great CPU for the price, advertise away!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for all the insight guys its much appreciated! Seems like a general agreement to go the AMD route first, really glad I posted here before buying anything. You are right the 1600AF is $185.93 on amazon. How do you guys feel about a 3600 cpu? Also should I get a 450 Max board to avoid the bios thing, I don't have an AMD CPU to use for the flash.

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47 minutes ago, stuck-in-my-house said:

Thanks for all the insight guys its much appreciated! Seems like a general agreement to go the AMD route first, really glad I posted here before buying anything. You are right the 1600AF is $185.93 on amazon. How do you guys feel about a 3600 cpu? Also should I get a 450 Max board to avoid the bios thing, I don't have an AMD CPU to use for the flash.

$185 or $85 usd? Didn't catch that you were in Canada though...sorry!

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