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R5 2600/B450 vs R3 3300x/B550

2 minutes ago, EndofEra said:

As far as I know ryzen 3 3000 series wont be compatible with b450 motherboards (this was my original plan, since I dont really need Pcie gen 4)

The 3100X and 3300X were added to the B450 Steel Legend's support list in BIOS P3.20. You can buy the B450 Steel Legend and use your current Ryzen 3 1200 to update the BIOS if it's not already updated out of the box.

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I am planning to upgrade my system. I am currently using an r3 1200/b350 and the onboard audio on my b350 is now broken so I am planning so change both my processor and my motherboard. My budget is around 240usd.  I just want to hear some more thoughts from you guys. I am mostly playing games only with a bit of rendering on the side. Should I opt to go buy the r3 3300x? Will 240usd be enough for me to buy a r3 3300x with a decent atx b550? or Should I just go and purchase r5 2600 with b450 (I have done my research and I can purchase a r5 2600 and asrock b450 steel legend that is within my budget). All suggestion and comments will be much appreciated. Thank you very much

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Why not just get a 1600AF and a sound card? It'll be cheaper, sound better, and be just as fast as a 2600 for all practical purposes


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2 minutes ago, Action_Johnson said:

Why not just get a 1600AF and a sound card? It'll be cheaper, sound better, and be just as fast as a 2600 for all practical purposes

1600AF is not available in my country, r5 2600 is what we only have

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2 minutes ago, EndofEra said:

1600AF is not available in my country, r5 2600 is what we only have

it depends on your workload. if it requires the additional cores, 2600. otherwise, in gaming, the 3300x will be far superior. plus the b550 means you are ryzen 4000 ready plus the added benefit of the PCIE gen 4


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

 

CURRENT PC SPECS    

CPU             Ryzen 5 3600 (Formerly Ryzen 3 1200)

GPU             : ASUS RX 580 Dual OC (Formerly ASUS GTX 1060 but it got corroded for some odd reasons)

GPU COOOER      : ID Cooling Frostflow 120 VGA (Stock cooler overheats even when undervolted :()

MOBO            : MSI B350m Bazooka

MEMORY          Team Group Elite TUF DDR4 3200 Mhz CL 16
STORAGE         : Seagate Baracudda 1TB and Kingston SSD
PSU             : Thermaltake Lite power 550W (Gonna change soon as i dont trust this)
CASE            : Rakk Anyag Frost
CPU COOLER      : ID-Cooling SE 207
CASE FANS       : Mix of ID cooling fans, Corsair fans and Rakk Ounos (planned change to ID Cooling)
DISPLAY         : SpectrePro XTNS24 144hz Curved VA panel
MOUSE           : Logitech G502 Hero
KEYBOARD        : Rakk Lam Ang

HEADSET         : Plantronics RIG 500HD

 

and a whole lot of LED everywhere(behind the monitor, behind the desk, behind the shelf of the PC mount and inside the case)

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A R3 3300X and a B450 Steel Legend wouldn't be a bad buy. If you don't need PCIe 4.0 there's no need for B550, and it will perform better than the R5 2600 in games. The R5 2600 would do better in rendering, but the 3300X shouldn't be far behind given it has 7700K-equivalent performance.


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1 minute ago, MartinKweh said:

it depends on your workload. if it requires the additional cores, 2600. otherwise, in gaming, the 3300x will be far superior. plus the b550 means you are ryzen 4000 ready plus the added benefit of the PCIE gen 4

Do you think  240usd will be enough for me to get r3 3300x with a decent b550 mobo?

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1 minute ago, TheSLSAMG said:

A R3 3300X and a B450 Steel Legend wouldn't be a bad buy. If you don't need PCIe 4.0 there's no need for B550, and it will perform better than the R5 2600 in games. The R5 2600 would do better in rendering, but the 3300X shouldn't be far behind given it has 7700K-equivalent performance.

As far as I know ryzen 3 3000 series wont be compatible with b450 motherboards (this was my original plan, since I dont really need Pcie gen 4)

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1 minute ago, EndofEra said:

As far as I know ryzen 3 3000 series wont be compatible with b450 motherboards (this was my original plan, since I dont really need Pcie gen 4)

if you dont need the PCIE gen 4, the max version of that motherboard will support ryzen 3000. 

 

2 minutes ago, EndofEra said:

Do you think  240usd will be enough for me to get r3 3300x with a decent b550 mobo?

yep. since the prices on the motherboard will play around $100 and the Ryzen 3 3300x will be something like $120 on release.


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

 

CURRENT PC SPECS    

CPU             Ryzen 5 3600 (Formerly Ryzen 3 1200)

GPU             : ASUS RX 580 Dual OC (Formerly ASUS GTX 1060 but it got corroded for some odd reasons)

GPU COOOER      : ID Cooling Frostflow 120 VGA (Stock cooler overheats even when undervolted :()

MOBO            : MSI B350m Bazooka

MEMORY          Team Group Elite TUF DDR4 3200 Mhz CL 16
STORAGE         : Seagate Baracudda 1TB and Kingston SSD
PSU             : Thermaltake Lite power 550W (Gonna change soon as i dont trust this)
CASE            : Rakk Anyag Frost
CPU COOLER      : ID-Cooling SE 207
CASE FANS       : Mix of ID cooling fans, Corsair fans and Rakk Ounos (planned change to ID Cooling)
DISPLAY         : SpectrePro XTNS24 144hz Curved VA panel
MOUSE           : Logitech G502 Hero
KEYBOARD        : Rakk Lam Ang

HEADSET         : Plantronics RIG 500HD

 

and a whole lot of LED everywhere(behind the monitor, behind the desk, behind the shelf of the PC mount and inside the case)

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2 minutes ago, EndofEra said:

As far as I know ryzen 3 3000 series wont be compatible with b450 motherboards (this was my original plan, since I dont really need Pcie gen 4)

The 3100X and 3300X were added to the B450 Steel Legend's support list in BIOS P3.20. You can buy the B450 Steel Legend and use your current Ryzen 3 1200 to update the BIOS if it's not already updated out of the box.


The Desktops

Main Rig: CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X | RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) Ripjaws V DDR4-3200 | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero | Storage: 1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus, 1.2TB Fusion ioDrive2, 3x1TB HDDs | GPU: GTX 1080 Strix O8G | Cooling: 2x240mm AIO + NZXT Kraken G12 | Case: Cooler Master NR600 | PSU: EVGA GS 550W

Secondary Rig: CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700X | RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) TridentZ RGB DDR4-3200 | Motherboard: ASUS Prime X470-Pro | Storage: 256GB Crucial MX100 | GPU: GTX 970 Strix | Cooling: Reeven Ouranos + Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite 240 (GPU) | Case: Fractal Design Meshify C TG | PSU: Corsair CX550M

Tertiary Rig: CPU: Intel Xeon X5687 | RAM: 12GB (3x4GB) DDR3-1600 | Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D-Premium | Storage: 240GB SanDisk SSD | GPU: GTX 560 2GB (with GTX 770 TF cooler) | Cooling: 360mm Chinese Open Loop | Case: Open Bench (for now) | PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 700W

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MacBook Pro (Early 2015, A1502) 13": CPU: Intel Core i5-5257U | RAM: 16GB DDR3-1867 | Storage: 256GB SM0256G SSD | GPU: Intel Iris 6100 | iPhone XS Max 64GB (Space Grey) | Apple Watch Series 2 (42mm) | AirPods (2nd Generation)

Other Assorted Tech

Nintendo Switch (Gray, HAC-001) with modded Joy-Cons (Blue housings and D-Pad) | Creality Ender 3 Pro 3D Printer | PS4 Fat | PS Vita PCH-1000 (Henkaku 3.60 CFW)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, TheSLSAMG said:

The 3100X and 3300X were added to the B450 Steel Legend's support list in BIOS P3.20. You can buy the B450 Steel Legend and use your current Ryzen 3 1200 to update the BIOS if it's not already updated out of the box.

WOW this is great news, the thought has been bothering me for days already, thank you very much. I just looked up at their site and it really does support ryzen 3 3300x. I will be ordering the motherboard today.

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8 minutes ago, MartinKweh said:

if you dont need the PCIE gen 4, the max version of that motherboard will support ryzen 3000. 

 

yep. since the prices on the motherboard will play around $100 and the Ryzen 3 3300x will be something like $120 on release.

I will look into this too thank you so much for you info

 

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